Tupac Shakur's brother slams Trump campaign for using rapper's name to troll Kamala Harris, expects no apology
Tupac's stepbrother encouraged American voters to vote for Harris while commending her taste in music, saying it was no surprise that Tupac is her favorite musician considering she is from Oakland
Tupac Shakur's family has slammed President Donald Trump's campaign for using the late rapper as a prop to mock political rival, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. Tupac's stepbrother, Mopreme Shakur, told TMZ that although he wants an apology from the president's campaign, he doesn't expect one coming from them.
Mopreme reportedly told the outlet that it was "clearly disrespectful" for his family after the Trump campaign left a ticket for Tupac at the Vice Presidential debate. The president's campaign confirmed that it invited Tupac for Wednesday night's vice-presidential debate as a jab at Senator Harris. The Senator, in a recent interview, had recently claimed that Tupac was the "best rapper alive."
Shakur infamously died on September 13, 1996, after he was shot four times in Las Vegas. Harris, however, quickly caught on to her mistake and laughed it off by saying: "Not alive, I know, I keep doing that." However, Tupac's family is not happy with the way the Trump campaign is trolling Harris.
Trump's senior campaign adviser Jason Miller, while speaking to reporters before the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, said that they had "left a ticket for Tupac Shakur," according to The Hill. Miller also added that he was "more of a Biggie fan if he’s still alive." The Trump campaign advisor was making a reference to The Notorious BIG, aka Biggie Smalls, who was also killed in gunfire in 1997.
"We should know Trump's lack of respect for the Black and Brown community," Mopreme said, adding that he knows the president will not say sorry. However, the rapper's stepbrother appears to be aiming high. He suggested that Trump could make it up to the family by releasing his father, Mutulu, from prison.
Tupac's stepfather was sentenced in 1988 to 60 years in prison for RICO conspiracy, armed bank robbery and bank robbery killings. Mopreme has said that his father took complete responsibility for the crimes he committed and has served as a force for good and anti-violence while incarcerated. However, Mutulu has been denied parole at least eight times.
While talking about Harris, Mopreme said that her recent statement only showed that she has excellent taste in music and it was no surprise that Tupac is her favorite musician considering she is from Oakland. He also encouraged everyone to vote for the Senator from California. Trump, after the vice presidential debate this week, had slammed Harris, calling her "totally unlikable".
Trump, while giving his take on the debate, told Fox News in an interview on Thursday, October 8: "I thought that wasn't even a contest last night. She was terrible. I don't think you could get worse. And totally unlikable. She's a Communist. She's left of (Senator) Bernie (Sanders). She's rated left of Bernie by everybody. She's a Communist. We're going to have a Communist. Look, I sit next to Joe and I looked at Joe. Joe's not lasting two months as president. That's my opinion. He's not going to be lasting two months."