American rapper Tupac Shakur, killed nearly thirty years ago after a career as brief as dazzling, was finally awarded Wednesday a star on the Hollywood "Walk of fame".
Hip-hop legend, Tupac had risen to the top of the artists of the American west coast before being shot dead in September 1996 in Las Vegas, in circumstances that remain unclear. He was 25 years old.
"A very great future awaited him"
"Tupac knew deep down that he had a very great future ahead of him," his sister, Sekyiwa "Set" Shakur, said at the inauguration ceremony in Los Angeles. "I am extremely honoured to be here today to represent the Shakur family," she added. "As a little sister, I had the privilege of seeing her greatness emerge."
Join us in welcoming our newest Walk of Famer Tupac Shakur! The award-winning rapper and film star received the 2,758th star posthumously. pic.twitter.com/K4wZbjJa6R
— 2PAC (@2PAC) June 7, 2023
The rapper, behind the hits "California," "Changes," "Dear Mama" and "All Eyez On Me," has sold 75 million albums. He remains very influential in the world of hip-hop, with his emotionally emotional lyrics and his sense of theatre.