Tupac’s mother forced to deny charges of smoking dead son’s ashes
London: Tupac Shakur’s mother has been forced to deny charges that she smoked the remains of her murdered son in a macabre memorial along with members of the rap star’s former group.
Members of the rock band The Outlawz released a video earlier this week in which they claim they mixed their dead friend’s ashes with marijuana and smoked it at a family memorial event.
The rappers claim Shakur’s mother Afeni was present at the party, which was held on a beach after the late rapper’s funeral.
According to US website TMZ, a spokesperson for the Shakur family has said that no one from their camp signed off on the odd ritual.
The spokesperson also said that anyone who managed to smoke the ashes “would have had to sneak the remains past the family member in charge of keeping an eye on the ashes at the memorial event”.
In the video broadcast on TMZ, one of the members, Napoleon, tells the cameraman that they had fun with Shakur’s mother.
“Yeah it’s definitely true. We had a little memorial for him, with his mom and family,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“And we hit the beach and did a lot of s*** he liked at the beach. You know some weed [marijuana], some chicken wings, he loved orange soda - we were just giving him our own farewell. That night, I forgot which one of us came up with it...
“We twist up some of that great-granddaddy California kush and mixed the big homie with it ... so you know, he [Tupac] flowing through our system,” he stated.
The family representative said that no one in the family would ever approve of the act, but they currently don’t plan on pursuing any action against The Outlawz.