Actor Mario Van Peebles has shattered Tupac Shakur's gangster image by suggesting the late rapper was ashamed of his love for William Shakespeare, because he felt it might hurt his tough guy reputation The Ali star, son of director MELVIN, spoke at the 2006 Black Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California, last week (15OCT06), where he told the New York Daily News that now the slain rapper has been laid to rest, it is time the hip-hop world knew his deepest secret Van Peebles says, "Tupac went to Julliard and he read Shakespeare "He felt that his hip-hop constituency couldn't know that We know what a thug life looks like, we gotta know what an intelligent life looks like "