Tyga says that Tupac “is lIke a father figure to me” during an interview with TMZ.

“I’m inspired by him as a student of the culture, especially my generation,” the rapper says. “My real father’s been in jail all my life so I never really knew my real father. ‘Pac is like a father figure to me.”

Tyga was likely asked about Tupac because, on Sunday (March 6), he posted a photo of himself in a Duke basketball jersey next to an image of Tupac in a similar jersey. Tyga wrote Monday (March 7) that, “Pac taught me a lot more than my own father. Inspired me, Motivated Me, Listened without ever being there.”

In another tweet, Tyga posts what he says is a letter from his father. An image of the letter is below, though it is only a part of the purported letter and it cut off in several places.

The rapper also posted what he says was his reply, which is also below.

For more coverage of Tyga, who says that Tupac “is lIke a father figure to me,” watch the following DX Daily: