- One of the most popular US rappers, Tupac Shakur, was slain 24 years ago but the world is still talking about him
- The Hit Em Up hitmaker was shot on 7 September, 1996 in Las Vegas in Nevada
- Social media users have shared mixed reactions around the star's mysterious death
US rapper Tupac Shakur was fatally shot 24 years ago but the world is still talking about his death. The Hit Em Up hitmaker died on the night of 7 September, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was only 25 at the time.
The star had earlier attended a boxing match between Bruce Seldon and Mike Tyson. He was with Marion "Suge" Knight, the head of Death Row Records, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's reported that while inside the MGM Grand, Tupac and his gang had a brawl with a rival gang.
He was shot a few hours after leaving the venue. He died from his wounds six days later. Tweeps have taken to social media to share their views on his mysterious death.
While others believe he really died 24 years ago, others believe that he is living it up in another country. Check out some of the mixed views shared by social media users on Twitter:
"Did anybody see Tupac dead...? Did anybody see Tupac smoked to ashes...? Was there ever a funeral...?"
"Man’s in Cuba living it up."
"Also why is there no blood on the floor?"
"He's still alive."
"Gone but never forgotten, a true legend."
"If Tupac was still alive, most rappers like Lil Wayne, Drake, Future wouldn’t be here today."
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Black Coffee took to social media to praise Drake for helping him chart the the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The internationally-acclaimed Mzansi DJ worked with Drake and Jorja Smith on the smash hit titled Get It Together.
The Superman hitmaker shared Drake's "stimulus package" on Instagram and applauded him for always helping other artists get into the Hot 100 chart.
Drake has also helped other artists such as 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, French Montana and Future, among others, chart on the Hot 100. The Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the US for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play, and online streaming in the US. Black Coffee captioned his post:
"Big up to @champagnepapi for always sending the elevator back down. More life."