Tupac Shakur

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Madonna Gets Court Order to Stop 'Outrageous' Auction

Halted (for now): sale of star's worn underwear, hairbrush, letter from Tupac

(Newser) - Most people would consider love letters, hairbrushes, and underwear to be "highly personal items"—and a New York state Supreme Court judge agreed that, in Madonna's case, those items shouldn't be put up for auction, the AP reports. On Tuesday, the pop star received the emergency... More »

Jenners' Response to Lawsuit: We Only Sold 2 Tupac Shirts

Kendall, Kylie Jenner say shirts were pulled quickly after uproar

(Newser) - The fashion label for Kendall and Kylie Jenner said Sunday it only sold two "vintage" T-shirts with late rapper Tupac Shakur's image on them before pulling the items from stores, the AP reports. The Kendall + Kylie brand released a statement in response to a copyright infringement lawsuit... More »

Tupac's Candid Reason for Breaking Up With Madonna

Dating a white woman would let his fans down, says his newly revealed letter from jail

(Newser) - Late rapper Tupac Shakur apparently had plenty of time to reflect while in jail in early 1995: He wrote a letter to ex-girlfriend Madonna explaining the reasons for their breakup, which he said happened partly because she was white, TMZ reports. "For you to be seen with a black... More »

Kylie, Kendall Jenner 'Sorry' for Poorly Conceived T-Shirts

Unauthorized $125 shirts earned the ire of Sharon Osbourne, Biggie's mother

(Newser) - The youngest members of the Kardashian-Jenner dynasty are learning the hard way not to mess with beloved rock and rap icons. On Wednesday, sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner debuted $125 T-shirts on their online store featuring images of themselves superimposed over shots of artists like Tupac Shakur, Metallica, and Led... More »

Church Prints Very Wrong 'Hail Mary' … by Tupac

Rapper's version of prayer appeared in a Christmas program in Sri Lanka

(Newser) - There are many variations of Christmas carols, but worshipers in Sri Lanka were stunned to find an R-rated version of a classic prayer in their holiday program. Andrew Choksy knew immediately the "Hail Mary" he was reading with references to female genitalia, drugs, guns, and the N-word was penned... More »

First Time's the Charm for 2016 Rock Hall

Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam among inductees

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees that also includes folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes, and Electric Light Orchestra. While Shakur, Baez, Pearl Jam, and ELO were elected this year in their first... More »

People v. OJ Director Tackling Biggie, Tupac Murders Next

USA Network orders 'Unsolved' pilot

(Newser) - The director behind FX's acclaimed People vs. OJ Simpson miniseries is set to tackle another true crime drama, this one based on the unsolved deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious BIG, also known as Biggie Smalls, the AP reports. The Hollywood Reporter says USA Network has ordered... More »

First-Timers on Rock Hall of Fame Ballot: Pearl Jam, Tupac

Journey, Joan Baez, Depeche Mode also get the nod

(Newser) - The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nine of the 19 acts that were nominated Tuesday are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and... More »

RIP, Tupac, 20 Years Later

Rapper was shot to death in 1996

(Newser) - Tuesday is the 20th anniversary of Tupac Shakur's killing, and there's no shortage of articles about his life and death:
  • Rolling Stone counts down eight ways he changed the world, including his performance in Juice, "the first great dramatic performance by a rapper in a movie."
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Fan Drops Serious Cash for Tupac's Old Hummer

The fully customized vehicle also included a cassette of Thriller

(Newser) - An anonymous 2Pac fan in the Midwest just paid more than $337,000 for the late-rapper's customized Hummer H1 at auction, CNN reports. Tupac Shakur bought the vehicle three months before he was killed in 1996 at the age of 25. An executive vice president at RR Auction calls... More »

Tupac's Mom Dead at 69

Afeni Shakur suffered apparent cardiac arrest at home

(Newser) - Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac, died Monday at a Northern California hospital after apparently suffering cardiac arrest at her Sausalito home. The Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed her death on Twitter after deputies responded Monday night; she was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour later. She was... More »

New Documentary: Diddy Ordered Tupac's Murder

Retired LAPD detective says department covered up the truth

(Newser) - Two decades later, the mystery still hasn't been officially solved: Who killed Tupac Shakur? In a new documentary, a retired LAPD detective says the department actually did solve the case but covered up the truth: Sean "Diddy" Combs was behind the murder, alleges Greg Kading. His film Murder ... More »

Tupac's Letter Explaining 'Thug Life Is Dead': $225K

Rambling, emotional letter is up for sale

(Newser) - After Tupac Shakur declared from jail in 1995 that "Thug Life ... is dead," he explained himself in an emotional letter to Nina Bhadreshwar, a staffer at his record label, Death Row Records. That five-page letter is now for sale for $225,000 from Moments In Time , the New ... More »

Lyrics Tupac Wrote in Jail Going Up for Auction

One set could fetch nearly $80K

(Newser) - While Tupac Shakur was in jail in 1995, a year before his shooting death, he hand-wrote lyrics that are now going up for auction, ITV News reports. The original penned lyrics for "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" and "Tradin' War Stories" are expected to fetch high prices (as much... More »

Madonna: Reporting Rape 'Not Worth It' for Me

She also reveals she dated Tupac Shakur

(Newser) - During the first year a young Madonna lived in New York, she was raped , and she opened up about it during an interview with Howard Stern yesterday, E! reports. She needed money for a payphone, and a man she asked for change convinced her to make her call from his... More »

7 Musicians-Turned-Actors

You may have forgotten about some

(Newser) - Who says a celebrity can only do one thing? HLN rounds up 14 musicians who tried their hands at acting. A sampling:
  • Prince, Purple Rain
  • Mick Jagger, The Man From Elysian Fields
  • David Bowie, The Man Who Fell to Earth
  • Michael Jackson, The Wiz
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Tupac's Last Words Were Kind of Obscene

Said F-you to a cop, the retired officer reveals

(Newser) - Eighteen years after a Las Vegas cop pulled a dying Tupac Shakur from the passenger seat of the car the rapper had been shot in, now-retired Chris Carroll is telling his story. In an extensive interview with VegasSeven.com , Carroll says he heard the rapper's last words: He asked... More »

Amy Winehouse May Go on Tour as Hologram

Show would use same technology that put Tupac Shakur at Coachella

(Newser) - Tupac paved the way , and now Amy Winehouse may follow. British tabloid the Sun reports that the late Winehouse may go on a world tour as a 3D hologram. "The idea is in its early stages, but it’s hoped that Amy’s dad Mitch will maybe join... More »

Coming to Broadway: Tupac Musical

'Holler If Ya Hear Me' opens June 19

(Newser) - Tupac Shakur is headed to Broadway—kind of. A new musical will reportedly be made up entirely of the late rapper's lyrics, but reports claim Holler If Ya Hear Me isn't actually about the rapper at all. The plot is about two friends living in the inner city... More »

20 Movies That Debuted After a Star's Death

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before 'Hours' release

(Newser) - Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of Hours, a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in. The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up many more examples of movies released after one of their stars died. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out... More »

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