Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur expressed her surprise as well as appreciation for Coachella’s ability to resurrect her son over the weekend in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram.
A rep for Afeni told TMZ that she was absolutely THRILLED with Tupac’s virtual performance.
Although Afeni didn’t attend the performance sources say she watched it unfold live on the Internet finding the entire experience bittersweet.
The rep says Dr. Dre asked Afeni for approval to incorporate Pac into his performance and she agreed to it. As a thank you, Dre made a donation to the rapper’s charity: The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
TMZ also spoke with Dre’s crewmate Daz Dillinger who said, Nate Dogg was originally supposed to appear as a hologram as well, but the decision was made at the last minute not to use him. Nate got a video tribute instead.
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