Tupac Shakur and Kiss present the Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group award at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on 26 February 1996.
Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest rappers of all time, passed away two decades ago, but he continues to make headlines for several reasons. The rapper, who is popularly known as 2 Pac, was shot on the night of September 7, 1996, and died six days later.
New shocking details claim that 2Pac was assaulted in prison during his nine-month stay in jail. The rapper was arrested on sexual assault case in 1995. According to reports, six prisoners in the jail assaulted him. This controversial part of his life was supposed to get featured in his biopic All Eyez on Me, but the scene did not make it to the final cut.
But this is not the only crazy fact about Tupac's life. Read below 7 other crazy facts about one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Tupac Shakur is popular as 2Pac, but his real name is Lesane Parish Crooks. His mother, Afeni Shakur, changed his name to Tupac Amaru Shakur after some problem with his father. He was named after Túpac Amaru II, the leader of the massive Andean uprising.
Tupac's mother Afeni, who was an active member of the Black Panther party, was arrested on charges of "conspiracy against the United States government and New York landmarks" when she was five months pregnant with the rapper. She was acquitted and one month after that Tupac was born in the East Harlem section of Manhattan, New York.