March 16, 1995

On this day in 1995, Eazy-E (aka Eric Wright) released a public statement announcing that he was carrying the AIDS virus.

The notification that Wright had AIDS was reported through Wright’s attorney, Ron Sweeney, who read the statement from his client outside of the Motown building in Hollywood.

“I would like to turn my own problem into something good that will reach out to all my homeboys, ” Wright said through Sweeney. “I want to save their asses before it’s too late. I’m not looking to blame anyone except myself.”

“I have seven children by six different mothers, ” said the statement. “Maybe success was too good to me.”

He died 10 days later.



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