La Liga giants Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema recently paid homage to his idol, rapper Tupac Shakur who was killed back in 1996.
Karim Benzema pays tribute to Tupac Shakur
At the Ballon d’Or gala event Benzema wore a suit almost identical to the one Tupac Shakur wore to the 1996 American Music Awards (AMA’s). The outfit has two special details: a kind of bow tie knotted around his neck and thin horn-rimmed glasses that catch the eye above all else.
The rapper was infamously killed in a still-unsolved drive-by shooting after leaving one of Tyson’s fights in Las Vegas. Shakur suffered a premature death at the age of 25 back in 1996.
Previously, the veteran boxer Mike Tyson revealed that he has a huge regret which is related to Tupac Shakur. The rapper passed away after Mike Tyson’s first-round knockout of Bruce Seldon. Tyson has since expressed a feeling of responsibility, as he invited the rapper to attend his fight. Shakur got into a fight with Orlando Anderson, a Crip, in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the fight. Anderson had previously attempted to rob one of Shakur’s friends. Shakur had gone back to his hotel but after sometime he was shot dead while driving down Flamingo Road with Suge Knight.
American rapper Snoop Dogg recently posted a picture with Tupac Shakur. Dogg also recently has opened up about his final moments with friend and collaborator after the rapper was killed in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting. On the Impaulsive podcast, Snoop Dogg recalled arriving at Tupac’s hospital bedside, and expressed the feeling of shock he experienced when he realised his condition.
“When I walked in, I could just feel like he wasn’t even there and I fainted,” the 50-year-old said.
He then shared an exchange he had with Tupac’s mother, who he says told him stay strong in front of her “baby.”
“I feel extremely guilty about his death, because I think if he hadn’t come to my fight he never would have been shot,” Tyson told the American press about Tupac’s killing.
Mike said in ‘One Night in Vegas: Tyson & Tupac’ that his close friendship with Tupac was solidified in the legal past of the pair: “When I went to prison in 1992 (convicted of rape) every day he called me, sent me a message or at least tried”.