According to Michael Jai White, 2Pac acted very differently around black people and white people.
"We would play [pool] or we'd hang out, and people would say, 'You know your friend looks a lot like Tupac,'" White said on VladTV. "Nobody ever thought it was him because the side of him that I knew was so different from the whole gangster thing ... I speak the way I speak, no matter who I'm with, right?"
"He would be a different kind of dude," he added. "But then we would be playing and then all of a sudden he would go back into, 'Yeah n*gga.' [I would be like] 'Somebody black must have walked into the room. Yep, there it is.' He would turn that on and off."
Napoleon, who was in the Outlawz with Pac, had a different impression of White's relationship with Shakur.
"I want to clarify the statement Michael Jai said on Vlad TV regarding Pac acting one way toward black people and another toward white people," he said on the Art of Dialogue. "The week before Pac died he was in New York and he was pissed. And I remember Michael Jai, he was a doorman at a hotel Pac was staying in, and he was like 'Yo, Pac what's up, where's the party at' ... and I remember Pac just turns around and snaps on him, 'Don't be asking me about no party, are you trying to set me up' ... that's the only time I can recall Pac being around the Michael Jai dude."
Napoleon then explained if Pac was acting differently around white and black people it's because he was trying to be smart about how he dealt with white people in the entertainment industry.
"When he got to them offices, he knew how to switch up and conduct himself," Napoleon said about Pac.
He then added that he thought Michael Jai misrepresented his relationship with Pac and how Pac behaved because he was still sore about Shakur yelling at him.