Tupac Shakur’s relatives have spoken out against President Donald Trump. This came after the Trump campaign attempted to use the rapper to make fun of Senator Kamala Harris. It all started when Senator Harris was asked during an interview who she thinks is the best rapper alive and gave 2Pac as her answer.
The interviewer quickly corrected her, but it was too late, and this mistake sent social media into hysterics – seeing that Tupac has been dead since 1996. But that wasn’t all, Kamala Harris also claimed to have smoked weed in college while listening to Tupac. The problem with this is that she graduated in 1986, while 2Pacs debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, only came out in 1991.
Taking note of this, the Trump campaign jokingly left a ticket for Tupac at the recent Vice-Presidential debate, mentioning that this was in honor of Senator Harris’s, “favorite rapper.” But the Shakur family didn’t see the funny side of any of this. They issued a statement via Tupac’s stepbrother Mopreme – who is also a rapper incidentally. According to Mopreme this joke was in bad taste and “clearly disrespectful.” He went on to say that this stunt was completely unsurprising and only highlighted Trumps continued lack of respect for the black and brown community. Mopreme also said that he would like an apology, but wasn’t expecting anything from Trump because he knows the president doesn’t apologize.