Tupac Shakur Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The award-winning rapper, film star and activist received the 2,758th star, which is situated at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard. Shakur’s star is in the recording category.
Big Boy emceed the event and guest speakers included Jamal Joseph and "Dear Mama: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur" documentary director Allen Hughes.
Tupac’s sister His sister, Sekyiwa "Set" Shakur, accepted the star on his behalf.
This is what she said while holding back tears,
“It fills my heart with honor to stand here today representing the Shakur family," she said. "Tupac knew deep down that he was always meant for something great. And as his little sister, I had the privilege to watch that greatness unfold."
“It fills my heart with honor standing here today representing the Shakur family,” Shakur’s sister said. “Today we’re not just honoring a star on the ground, we’re honoring the work and the passion that he put into making his dreams come true. His heavenly star will shine a little brighter today,”
Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in a press release.
"Tupac Shakur was a rapper, actor, activist, poet, and revolutionary. This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come," “Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars."
Shakur was gunned down on Sept. 13, 1996, but his influence lives on in his music and message. His memory has been honored in murals across the U.S. and even across the globe in parts of Africa and beyond.