Here's the best part of this thread: Marlon Wayans, who hung with and was actually friends with Tupac in real life, is clearly not still so butt hurt about his death that he can't still crack jokes and remember him as he was. At times people come off like they've never lost a friend before...every time your friend gets brought up, it's always to remember some silly stuff you used to do. What else was Marlon supposed to do, stare solemnly at the ground, shake his head and lament Tupac's death?
If a guy who was actually friends with him feels alright enough about it to poke some fun, then I can't understand why people who only know Tupac through whatever music and movies of his they've consumed feel the need to defend him to complete strangers. It's been well documented that there are gaping holes in his mystique. That's why it's a mystique, not a persona. None of us really knows how "real" Tupac was, we can just make up our own minds based off whatever facts we have. Whether he was butter soft or the toughest dude that ever lived doesn't change the music.