A souvenir photograph allegedly showing rapper Tupac Shakur riding a rollercoaster is being auctioned online.
The photograph dates back to 1992 and was taken at Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in Valencia, California. It shows Shakur (best known by his rap name 2Pac) and friends riding the Viper rollercoaster. The item is signed by Shakur, with a paper frame inscribed: “Peace Daniel, Be a Homie, 2Pac”.
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The lot also includes a letter from the original owner of the photograph. The letter reads: “In 1992, while attending Six Flag’s Magic Mountain… Tupac Shakur happened to be in front of me in the line. This roller coaster takes a picture of all the occupants on the ride, to be purchased as a souvenir photo. Since Tupac Shakur went on the roller coaster the same time as I did, I purchased a souvenir photo card which contained the picture of him… I approached Tupac Shakur with the souvenir photo card of him and asked him if he would autograph the photo card for me, which he gladly obliged.”
The photo is being sold via Paddle8 online auctioning site, with bidding starting at $1,500 (£966). Its expected to reach up to $2,000 (£1,288).
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Meanwhile, Shakur’s former video director, Gobi M Rahimi, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to make a film about the rapper’s final week. The ‘2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted’ director is seeking $300,000 (£193,000) to fund the planned biopic, titled 7 Dayz.
Shakur died on September 13, 1996 after being shot several times during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas six days earlier. His killer has never been found. He has now sold over 75 million records worldwide, having released a greater number of studio albums since his death than when he was alive.