In a heartfelt ceremony, the late rapper, activist, and actor Tupac Shakur was honored with a posthumous star on the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The event drew a crowd of about 100 people, including Tupac Shakur‘s sister, Sekyiwa Shakur, and fellow members of his music group Outlawz.
Amidst the emotion-filled gathering, Sekyiwa spoke passionately about her brother’s undeniable greatness and the privilege of witnessing his rise to stardom.
Tupac’s journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in Harlem to becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists with over 75 million records sold was celebrated.
Even at a young age, he harbored a dream of having his own star on the Walk of Fame, a dream that has now become a reality. Tragically, Tupac’s life was cut short in 1996 at the age of 25 when he fell victim to a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, a crime that remains unsolved.
E.D.I. Mean, a member of Outlawz, paid tribute to Tupac’s enduring impact, describing it as “etched in stone.” One of the rapper’s most beloved songs, “Dear Mama,” dedicated to his mother, Afeni Shakur, stands as a testament to his profound artistry.
Director Allen Hughes, who helmed the acclaimed documentary “Dear Mama,” highlighted Tupac’s global reach and compared him to iconic figures like Malcolm X and Che Guevara, emphasizing his status as a symbol of rebellion and an inspiration for activists today.
Tupac Shakur’s star, the 2,758th on the Walk of Fame, will forever commemorate his immense talent and the lasting imprint he left on the hip-hop and music industry.
As fans continue to adorn walls with murals of the legendary artist across continents, his legacy lives on, resonating with people worldwide. Tupac’s music and message continue to inspire generations, making him an immortal figure in the annals of music history.