Rashida Jones reflects on beef with Tupac for dissing her father Quincy Jones

Actress Rashida Jones has reflected on her past beef with late rap icon Tupac Shakur – see what she had to say below.

In 1993, Shakur told The Source that legendary producer Quincy Jones – Rashida’s father  that all Jones did was “stick his dick in white bitches and make fucked up kids”. Aged 17 at the time, an irate Rashida responded to Shakur’s statement with her own letter to The Source.

At the time, Rashida Jones wrote: “Because I am the youngest of Quincy Jones’ six daughters, I cannot view this article or this man without bias, but I do think that anyone who reads this article would be shocked by his ignorance and lack of respect for his people.” She went on to write that Shakur’s demeaning of Quincy was disrespectful to Black people, and that he helped pave the way for artists like Shakur to express themselves.

Tupac Shakur would go on to apologise to Rashida, her father, and would soon begin dating Rashida’s sister.

Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones
Quincy Jones and Rashida Jones. Credit: John Sciulli/WireImage for Us Weekly Magazine

Now, in a new interview with the New Yorker, Rashida Jones has looked back on her beef with Tupac through a different lens. She said to the publication: “I was so mad. It was a new perspective to me. I kind of understand the nuance more now that I’m older. It just felt like a completely unwarranted attack. My dad doesn’t work for the 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.”

“And then my sister was out somewhere in New York, and Tupac came up to apologise to her, because he thought it was me. It resolved itself really nicely, because when I met him, he immediately apologised to me, immediately apologised to my dad. We sat down and had a really good conversation about it, and then he was family,” she continued.

Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur. CREDIT: Raymond Boyd/Getty

Late last month, Duane “Keefe D” Davis, who has been charged in connection with Tupac’s murder, was denied release over legitimacy concerns surrounding his bail money. On June 20, Davis notified the Clark County District Court in Nevada that he’d be able to post his $750,000 bail, and had to verify where the funds came from five days later. However, he was denied release due to concerns over the legitimacy of the funds provided by music manager Cash “Wack 100” Jones.

Davis was taken into custody in September 2023 for his alleged involvement in the murder of the rap icon. Las Vegas Police arrested Davis on September 29,  just over two months after a house owned by his wife had been raided by police, with documents stating police were looking for items “concerning the murder of Tupac Shakur.”

Davis, a former member of the Compton Crips gang, pleaded not guilty on November 2. He had been known to investigators for some time before his arrest, and has said in the past that he was in the Cadillac from which the shots at Shakur were fired in 1996.