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Tupac Fans Irate Over “Pride Month” Clothing Line

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Tupac Shakur passed away in 1996, but his legend continues into 2021 with his estate marketing his legacy for a new generation.

However, their latest promotional campaign has upset a portion of his fanbase.  Shakur was known for his revolutionary background with The Black Panthers lineage he shared with his mother Afeni Shakur.

The artist would also create music for those who lacked a voice in society. His songs such as “Brenda’s Got A Baby”, “Me Against The World”, and “Changes” are inspiration for many people around the world. The song content of teenage pregnancy, fighting oppression from a systemic racist system, and police brutality are timeless. His music is still some of the top streaming in the world today.

It would be this part of Shakur that perhaps his estate felt he would be one to fight for the oppression of the LGBTQ community. The estate (which consists of lawyers and more), released a series of clothing dedicated to that community in celebration of “Pride” month.

However, this has not sit well with some of the more ardent fans of Tupac. They believe the estate may be misrepresenting what Shakur stood for when he was alive. The debate just continues the long standing conversation about artists who pass away and are used for commercial commodities that they may not have been supportive of.

Check out the reactions below to the new clothing line.