2Pac fans rip old statue of the late rapper due to an inaccurately captioned tweet.
The statue, which sadly looks almost nothing like the late music icon, was subsequently mocked in tweeted responses. The caption stated that this was a “new” statue located in Dallas. But the tribute piece actually once stood in Stone Mountain and is indeed not new.
Responses from 2Pac fans last week have ranged from admirable attempts at understanding the intention behind the aesthetic of the old statue to merely remarking on how the piece failed to fully capture the artist’s legacy:
The so-called “Bronze 2Pac” was first unveiled back in 2005 at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. An inscription on the statue, which sees 2Pac wearing a cross necklace and holding a copy of the Holy Bible, reads “I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world”. The statue was removed following when the center closed in 2014. Subsequent reports have stated that a new statue has been ordered, though no updates have been provided as of late.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the BMW 2Pac was fatally shot in was allegedly up for auction. It had a $1.75 million price tag. The car had previously been listed for sale over the years at a slightly lower price. The latest word from Celebrity Cars Las Vegas includes the clarification that the vehicle had been totally renovated.
This article is originally by COMPLEX and slightly changed for Dreadpen’s blog.
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