Twenty-eight years later and Tupac Shakur is in the news concerning another United States Vice President, as the Trump Campaign invites Shakur to the 2020 VP Debate Wednesday night (October 7).
Speaking to reporters Wednesday afternoon, Trump campaign senior advisor Jason Miller told reporters during a conference call that he welcomes Tupac to the debate. “I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris’ favorite rapper alive,” said Miller. (View: Kamala Harris In The News For Mentioning Tupac, Again!)
What Miller is alluding to are the comments made by Vice President nominee Kamala Harris two weeks ago at the NAACP’s virtual convention. When asked by moderator Angela Rye, Harris was asked who in 2020 is the ‘Best Rapper Alive’. Kamala Harris answer, well added to the conspiracy theories when she replied with — Tupac Shakur.
Rye quickly said, “He’s not alive!”. Harris was quickly to correct herself. “I keep doing that,” Harris said laughing. Rye said she could relate, “Listen, West Coast girls think 2Pac lives on. I’m with you. So 2pac, Keep going.”
Continuing to mock Kamala Harris, Jason Miller said, “I don’t know if he shows up. I’m personally more of a Biggie fan if he’s still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Tupac’s name was a topic of conversation when it comes to the VP of the United States. In 1992 Vice President Dan Quale called for Shakur’s debut album ‘2Pacalypse Now‘ to be taken off the shelves. Quale blamed Tupac’s music for the death of a Texas state trooper.
“Once again we’re faced with an irresponsible corporate act,” Quayle said “There is absolutely no reason for a record like this to be published by a responsible corporation.”