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Tupac will have his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame almost 30 years after his death
Rapper Tupac Shakur, who died in a shootout on Las Vegas Boulevard after a boxing match featuring Mike Tyson in Las Vegas in 1996, will receive a major post-mortem honor this month, as his star is added to the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To accept the honor on his behalf, Shakur’s sister Sekyiwa Shakur will be joined by Dear Mama director Allen Hughes and writer and activist Jamal Joseph.

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But not everyone will be thrilled by this honor for the rapper, since beyond his status as a rap legend, Tupac has also accumulated numerous controversies and a criminal history.

A concealed weapons case and his 1995 conviction by a jury on two counts of first-degree sexual assault cast a shadow over his undeniable talent.

The rapper had spent nine months in prison for this crime, of which he claimed to be innocent, after being sentenced of over four years by a judge who described the assault as brutal.

The ceremony will take place on June 7, when Shakur’s star will be installed at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard.

The event will be broadcast live on

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