Members of the Outlawz, the hip hop collective and group founded by the late Tupac Shakur, have confirmed that they did smoke the rapper’s ashes.
In an interview with Vlad TV, Young Noble and EDI Mean revealed that they smoked the dead star’s ashes at a memorial event for the star which was held on a beach.
Tupac was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996 and apparently requested that his ashes be smoked in the lyrics to his track ‘Black Jesus’.
When asked if they really inhaled the hip-hopper, Young Noble said:
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.
EDI Mean then added that he came up with the plan to smoke the star’s ashes:
I came up with that shit. If you listen to ‘Black Jesus’, he said, ‘Last wishes, niggas smoke my ashes’. That was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious.
Earlier this year film chiefs behind the forthcoming Tupac Shakur biopic Tupac invited potential lead actors to submit video auditions.
Antoine Fuqua is directing the long-delayed biopic.
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.”