Can be seen as a cautionary tale about the dangers of fame. There are brushes with the law, violence, dangerous sexual encounters, drugs, and alcohol, and the movie argues that the white establishment makes it especially easy for African Americans to succumb to all of them. But it also champions the idea that a great artist has the potential and the opportunity to be a community leader, educating and spreading positive messages. On the other hand, women are objectified.
Guns and shooting, with some bloody wounds. A small child is accidentally shot. The main character shoots at people. Cops beat up African Americans. Characters are stabbed and sliced with knives. Fighting. A character is convicted on sexual abuse charges.
Topless women. Kissing. Sexual situations. Scantily clad groupies hang around in many scenes. Close-up shot of a woman's behind while she's walking. Women are objectified.
Constant, extremely strong language includes countless uses of "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," the "N" word, "son of a bitch," "p---y," "hell," etc.
Tupac himself has become a brand.
A secondary character is a drug addict and checks into rehab. The main character smokes cigarettes and occasionally pot; he also drinks hard liquor. Party sequences include drinking. Minor characters use cocaine (the main character does not).