Afeni Shakur, mother to rap icon Tupac Shakur, passed away at the age of 69 last night (May 2). This untimely death meant more than just the loss of an icon's mom, it meant the loss of a piece of the golden era hip-hop, the loss of an activist, and the loss of a mother dear to beloved Tupac and hip-hop fans.
To honor her passing, several celebrities and artists paid tribute to Afeni Shakur on social media.
R.i.P. Afeni Shakur can't even talk— MopremeShakur (@MopremeShakur) May 3, 2016
Afeni Shakur— ZXLTRXN (@denzelcurry) May 3, 2016
ULT and Beyond
R.I.P Afeni Shakur. Mother of a LEGEND. pic.twitter.com/FHISa0xnhS— Jacob Latimore (@jacoblatimore) May 3, 2016
Rest in peace queen afeni shakur ❤️ https://t.co/PVxwPkTxZt— Nick Grant (@NickGrantmusic) May 3, 2016
R.I.P Afeni Shakur, thank you for your selfless contributions and blessings to the world. Love you forever unconditionally— Big Smoke - (@Skepta) May 3, 2016
Don't even know what to say about this, the news about Afeni really hurts. R.I.P. Afeni Shakur— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) May 3, 2016