Thursday, October 25, 2007


Shit like this just don't make any damn sense. A statue of slain rapper Tupac Shakur was vandalized in Georgia last Saturday (10/20). Now, it's bad enough that the statue, which was supposedly made in Tupac's physical likeness, looks more like a statue of an 90-year-old crippled man (no disrespect to the dead) than it does the slim and sexy rapper. But to disrespect the man in death (whether you liked him or not) on some KKK sh!t is even worse. According to reports, vandals defaced and tied a damn noose around the neck of the bronze statue which sits on the grounds of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center of Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Tupac's mother Afeni branded the perpetrators "ignorant". She tells, "We thank everyone for their prayers and support. Although our hearts are temporarily in pain, our spirits have already forgiven the perpetrators. Hate comes in all colors and genders; therefore we will use this act of hate and ignorance to bring our community together and to pray for the healing of those who harbor such feelings."

The attacks are being investigated as hate crimes by the De Kalb County Sheriff's Office. One person has been arrested.

Shakur was shot dead in Las Vegas in September 1996. In 2005, the statue which was designed by Tina Allen, was unveiled on the center's property to commemorate the nine year anniversary of his death.

Click above pic to see the image in full.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

They need to re-do the statue anyway. You're right, it doesn't resemble him at all.

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