The Trump campaign has managed to now rile up the ghost of Tupac and his family is speaking up on his behalf. The late Tupac’s stepbrother Mopreme Shakur had much to say about the Trump campaign trolling Kamala Harris with the revered rapper’s name.
While doing an interview with CNN’s Angela Rye, Vice-President elect Harris was asked who her “favorite rapper alive” was, to which she replied, “Tupac.” Kamala and Angela then laugh when Angela reminds her that Tupac isn’t a rapper that’s alive. Kamala, in good faith, says “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”
Ever the trolls, the Trump campaign caught wind of it. TMZ confirmed from the Trump campaign that at the recent Vice-Presidential debates between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice-President Mike Pence, they invited Tupac to be in the audience, as a dig to the Senator.
Kamala Harris asked, who’s the best rapper alive?— Emily Larsen (@emilyelarsen) September 25, 2020
She answers @2PAC
Then says “Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.”
Tries to think of another living rapper. “There’s some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.” pic.twitter.com/MZJ5FZC4qP
Now, Tupac’s stepbrother wants an apology from the Trump campaign – and if not that, he’ll also accept that his father, Tupac’s stepfather, being released from prison having been there since 1988 but parole being denied 8 times so far.
Mopreme knows that none of this is surprising right now and that “we should know Trump’s lack of respect for the Black and brown community.” Being that Senator Kamala Harris is from Oakland, Mopreme totally understands how Kamala got it wrong because she has good taste in music as a West Coast girl – not because she was trying to be disrespectful.
As far as Trump? Well, he has nothing but “California love” for Harris and encouraged everyone to go vote.