Tupac Shakur Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

18th January 2017

Fact: All Eyez On Me, the Tupac Shakur biopic, will be released in the U.S. on the late rapper's birthday, 16 June (17). Shakur, who will be portrayed by newcomer Demetrius Shipp, Jr., passed away in 1996 following a drive-by shooting.

21st May 2016

Fact: A 1996 Hummer which once belonged to late rapper Tupac Shakur has smashed auction estimates after it was placed up for sale at RR Auctions in New Hampshire. The vehicle was expected to sell for around $100,000 (£69,000), but ended up with a winning bid of $337,000 (£232,000) from a mystery buyer, reports TMZ.com.

12th October 2015

Quote: "Whatever he was rapping about, it was urgent. If it was a sad song, it'd make you cry. But there were a lot of different sides to him: fed-up, angry, militant, having a good time. His spirit spoke to me because it was like you knew everything that he was going through, especially when he made Me Against the World. You just felt every aspect of his pain, every emotion: when he was happy, when he was sad. His ability to touch people's lives like that was incredible." Eminem reveals Tupac Shakur's influence on his own rap career as part of a tribute essay for Paper magazine.

15th August 2015

Fact: Actor Shia LaBeouf has had an image of late rap icon Tupac Shakur tattooed onto his left leg. The Transformers star's new ink, placed just above his knee, features a famous picture of the topless musician, clearly displaying his 'Thug Life' tattoo across his abdomen.

17th June 2015

Fact: Singer Ray J has been caught on camera dancing with a hologram of late rapper Tupac Shakur at the Hologram USA showroom in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday (16Jun15), what would have been Shakur's 44th birthday.

6th May 2015

Fact: OUTLAWZ rapper YOUNG NOBEL has created a clothing line inspired by Tupac Shakur. Outlaw University Clothing will feature pieces with pictures of the late rapper, who founded the group in 1995.

18th November 2014

Fact: R&B star Chris Brown has paid homage to slain rapper Tupac Shakur by having the lyrics to one of his tracks scrawled on his Lamborghini. The Kiss Kiss singer hired artist Huero for the job and he spent 16 hours handpainting the lyrics to Lord Knows on the star's sportscar. And to make sure Brown didn't upset too many people with his colourful ride, he asked Huero to remove all the expletives and N-words.

17th June 2014

Fact: Madonna marked what would have been her friend Tupac Shakur's 43rd birthday on Monday (16Jun14) by attending a preview of new Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, which features the rap icon's songs. The show, about two young men dealing with life and tragedy, officially opens at the Palace Theatre on Thursday (19Jun14). The hip-hop legend was murdered in 1996 at the age of 25.

1st November 2013

Quote: "I think Tupac should have a star on there... They better do it one way or another 'cos I figure if they don't hurry up and put Tupac on the Walk of Fame, all the Tupac fans... are gonna start going down there and scratching all the other names off. They might even remove Elvis." Hip-hop mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight is calling for bosses of Los Angeles' Walk of Fame to honour tragic rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996.

15th January 2013

Fact: Late rapper Tupac Shakur has been immortalised in wax at London's Madame Tussauds. A new figure of the hip-hop star was unveiled by British rapper Chip, the artist formerly known as Chipmunk. The Shakur waxwork joins figures of Snoop Dogg, The Notorious B.I.G. and Sean 'Diddy' Combs at the London attraction.

6th June 2012

Fact: Bosses at Digital Domain Media Group, the entertainment company behind the Tupac Shakur's virtual appearance at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in California in April (12), have teamed up with the owners of the Presley brand, Core Media Group, to develop a series of Elvis Presley holograms to appear in film, TV and multi-platform productions.

25th April 2012

Fact: Actress Jada Pinkett Smith remembered her late friend Tupac Shakur on Wednesday (25Apr12) by posting an old photo of the pair on her Twitter.com page with the caption, "I miss him". The stars met in the late 1980s when they both attended the Baltimore School of the Arts in Maryland. The late rap icon, who was recently brought back to life as a hologram for Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre's headlining set at the Coachella festival in California, was gunned down in Las Vegas on 13 September, 1996.

13th September 2011

Tweet: "#TupacTuesday! Rip. I'm gonna tweet random lyrics all day! Guess what songs they are!" Reality TV star Kim Kardashian pays tribute to late rap icon Tupac Shakur on the 15th anniversary of his death (13Sep11).

13th September 2011

Tweet: "Rip 2 my favorite rapper of all time! 2pac! #shedsomanytears my most favorite song of his. #Love" R&B singer Ciara marks the 15th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's death on Tuesday (13Sep11).

13th September 2010

Quote: "I just got tingles thinking about that day (when Tupac Shakur died). Thinking about hearing one of the saddest songs played over the loudspeaker in school when he got killed. It's a shame. But his music lives on. I was listening to All Eyez on Me three days ago." Rapper Travie McCoy marks the 14th anniversary of TUPAC SHAKUR's death on Monday (13Sep10). The hip-hop legend died in 1996 after sustaining gunshot wounds following a shootout after a Mike Tyson boxing match in Las Vegas.

5th January 2009

Fact: Anthony Mackie, who plays Tupac Shakur in new NOTORIOUS B.I.G. biopic NOTORIOUS, also played the late rap star in acclaimed New York play UP AGAINST THE WIND.

29th January 2007

Quote: "There's just one number one spot in hip-hop and everyone's fighting for it. When it becomes tragic like Tupac (SHAKUR) and BIGGIE (NOTORIOUS B.I.G.), that's bad. I'm not shooting at 50 and he's not shooting at me." The Game insists his rap war with 50 Cent won't end in tragedy.

10th February 2006

Quote: <p>"That's one of the best things that can happen to a rapper - to almost die. Tupac, 50 CENT and now me." Kanye West remembers how a near-fatal car crash helped launch his career. </p>

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