Rashida Jones Said 2Pac Called Out Quincy Jones For Having Kids With White Women

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: Rashida Jones attends the 2024 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 10, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images)

Actress Rashida Jones reflects on the time when rapper Tupac Shakur called out her father, Quincy Jones, for sleeping with white women. 

In a recent interview, Jones spoke on the brief feud that she had with the late rapper after being reminded of a letter that she wrote in 1993 when she was 17. At the time, Tupac was quoted saying, “All he does is stick his d*** in white b****s and make f****d kids.”

Rashida’s mother, the late Peggy Lipton, didn’t like the rapper’s comments which led Rashida to call him out for being ignorant and not having respect for his people. She also accused him of “destroying his race.”

She then went on to speak about her relationship with Pac after he began dating her sister, Kidada Jones. She revealed that she was initially furious. “Yeah, I was so mad. It was a new perspective to me. I kind of understand the nuance more now that I’m older.” Jones continued, “It just felt like a completely unwarranted attack. My dad doesn’t work for government. He’s a music producer. How he chooses to live his life and who he loves is just his own business, and I’ve always felt that way.” 

Jones added that she “printed it off my word processor and put it in an envelope and sent it to The Source,” while she was interning at Warner Bros. Records. “So I think I wrote it here. Maybe I had the other intern proof it for me.” 

She said that Tupac eventually apologized. “It resolved itself really nicely, because when I met him, he immediately apologized to me, immediately apologized to my dad. We sat down and had a really good conversation about it, and then he was family.”