American rapper Tupac Shakur, killed nearly thirty years ago after a career as brief as dazzling, was finally awarded Wednesday with 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.
"Tupac knew deep down that a very great future lay ahead," his sister, Sekyiwa "Set" Shakur, said at the inauguration ceremony in Los Angeles. "I am extremely honored to be here today to represent the Shakur family," she added. "As a little sister, I had the privilege of seeing her greatness emerge."
The rapper, behind the hits California, Changes, Dear Mama and All Eyez On Me, has sold 75 million albums. Tupac Shakur, who would be 51 years old, remains very influential in the world of hip-hop, with his words of intense emotion and his sense of theater.