Adult Film Star Nina Hartley on Tupac Shakur: ”I met Tupac (April 19, 1996) when I did the video for his single, “How Do U Want It?” I found him to be handsome, super-smart, and very sweet to me. He said he was a big fan, and I had no reason to doubt him.
I was invited to be in the video. I didn’t know he was shooting, and would never have bothered to try to audition. He deliberately sought out me, Angel Kelly, Heather Hunter, and several other porn chicks for the video.
He (Tupac) was so smart and insightful. Creative and a natural leader. The set was a bit of a mess one day and he came onto it and within five minutes had figured out what was wrong, what needed to be done, and had done it. Fucking impressive.
He was an amazing person and we hit it off right away. I had no doubts that, had he lived, he would have been a man of his word and we would have become friends.
The best part was the private party I had with Tupac, Heather and Angel Kelly, after the last day of shooting. I may tell more later, but I will say this: Tupac had what it took to be a porn stud, no problem! It’s really sad that he was taken so soon.”
Nina Hartley talk about Tupac’s ”How Do U Want It” in 1:23 min.
According to former Tupac bodyguard Frank Alexander, the R-rated video is an angelic romp compared to his boss’ offscreen XXX-rated antics. In his book Got Your Back, Alexander describes Tupac’s routine: shoot a couple of scenes, have sex with a dancer in his trailer, eat something off the craft services tables, and begin again. At one point he’d had so much sex he passed out and Alexander couldn’t wake him up. Why did women love Tupac so much? According to the bodyguard, part of it was the rapper’s chiseled looks, part of it was his verbal dexterity, and a lot of it was that he was hung like a Trojan horse.
When Tupac was too tired to have any more sex, he tried to “impress” women with his manual dexterity, which led to Nina Hartley tutoring him on the way to properly rake a woman’s secret garden. Tupac then used his knowledge on every lady-garden he could find.
In a 2012 interview, Nina Hartley said the best part of the production was a private party that she, Angel Kelly, and Heather Hunter had with the late Tupac after the shoot wrapped. According to her, “Tupac had what it took to be a porn stud, no problem!”