August 31, 2011 21:54
Tupac Shakur's mum denies she and his rap group smoked his ashes
Spokesperson for Afeni Shakur says she would "never participate" in such an action
A spokesperson for Afeni insisted that she would "never participate in smoking her son" and claimed that the members of his rap group would have had to "sneak" his remains away from his family.
Yesterday, Outlawz members Young Noble and EDI Mean told Vlad TV that they had smoked Shakur's ashes at a memorial event held for the star on a beach. Young Noble, when asked if they inhaled the rapper, replied:
Yes, it's definitely true... Had a little memorial for him with his mum and his family. We had hit the beach, threw [in] a lot of shit he liked at the beach. Some weed, some chicken wings, he loved orange soda... Pac loved that kind of shit, so we were giving him our own farewell.
However, although Young Noble and EDI Mean claimed that Afeni was present at the time, her spokesperson told TMZ that she had not participated or been involved.
Although the spokesperson admitted that the Shakur family did not know if the claims made by the Outlawz were true, they did add that they "would have had to sneak the remains past the family member in charge of keeping an eye on the ashes at the memorial."
Earlier this year film chiefs behind the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic Tupac invited potential lead actors to submit video auditions.
Producer David Robinson said: "We're looking for someone with the right mix of raw charm and charisma for the role. At this point, we're more concerned about finding someone with the ability to give their entire heart into the performance than just looks and personality."
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