Tupac Shakur, the deceased rapper, had his birthday today, and fans wished him a “happy birthday” on Twitter.
Tupac was born June 16, 1971, in East Harlem, Manhattan, before his family moved to Marin City, California, in 1988. He was shot and killed in 1996 in Las Vegas.
On Monday, a number of people wished him a happy birthday.
“Happy birthday Tupac, you sold 75 million records world wide,” said one person
Added another, “Happy Birthday Tupac I know you’re out there somewhere please come out.”
“Happy birthday tupac. Youre legendary. No one plays the rap game like you do,” wrote another.
A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Tupac’s last words to a police officer before he died.
According to the NY Daily News, he said, “[Expletive] you” to the officer.
“He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘[expletive],'” former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Chris Carroll told Vegas Seven.. “After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness.”
When he died, Tupac was riding with Death Row Records founder Suge Knight in a BMW when several men in a white Cadillac opened fire. Many people believe that Orlando Anderson, who was beaten by Tupac’s entourage, was behind the slaying.
Carroll said that he kept quiet about what Tupac said as his last words.
“… I didn’t want Tupac to be a martyr or hero because he told the cops ‘[expletive].’ I didn’t want to give him that,” he said. “I didn’t want people to say, ‘Even when the chips were down, his life on the line, he still said ‘F— you,’ he still wouldn’t talk to the police.’ I didn’t want him to be a hero for that. And now enough time has passed, well, he’s a martyr anyway; he’s viewed as a hero anyway. My story, at this point, isn’t going to change any of that.