ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS
On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson attempted to take Bruce Seldon’s WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Sitting ringside was rapper Tupac Shakur, one of the best-selling musical artists in the world. Shakur and Tyson were friends, a feeling of kinship linked them as each rose to stardom from poverty only to be thrown in prison. Following Tyson’s victory, Shakur and “Iron Mike” were to celebrate at an after party, but the rap star never arrived. Shakur was brutally gunned down later that night, and the scene in Las Vegas quickly turned from would be celebratory revelry to ill fated and inopportune tragedy. Director Reggie Bythewood, with the full cooperation of Mike Tyson, tells the story of that infamous night and of the remarkable friendship between Tyson and Tupac. DVD bonus includes Tyson / Seldon coverage from before and after the fight and an interview with Nas, discussing the late rapper.