NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - When she was barely into her 20s, radio host Angie Martinez chose not to chase ratings and shelved an interview she says would have put her on the map. That interview was with the late rapper Tupac Shakur.
In it, he throws oil onto the fire raging between himself, a West Coast rapper, and the East Coast and rapper Biggie Smalls.
Both would later be killed at gunpoint.
"It was a turning point in my career," said Martinez during a visit to the set of FOX 5 morning program, 'Good Day New York.'
"That was the first time I made a decision to NOT go with what would have gotten me the best rating and what was the right thing to do at that moment. And thank God because we lost both of them. Had I put out that whole interview I would have always wondered if me playing that interview would have had something to do it.”
Martinez writes extensively about many of her biggest interviews spanning her career including 20 years as a host on Hot 97 FM in the new book, 'My Voice.'
Fans can catch the Brooklyn native on the air weekdays, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m., on Power 105.1 FM.