Atlanta was the central celebration location yesterday (June 16th) for what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 38th birthday. The 1st annual Tupac Birthday All-Star Benefit Concert was held at The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta and his mother, Afeni Shakur & actor/comedian Mike Epps joined forces to honor the fallen rapper.
The unique partnership was created by Epps, who despite juggling a national comedy tour, promotion of the new DVD ?Funny Bidness? and two box-office films, ?Next Day Air? and ?Janky Promoters,? felt honored to interrupt his busy schedule to celebrate the late rapper:
?I?m a long-time fan of Pac?s music. It?s always been the soundtrack for overcoming struggle and when my life was in a desolate place it was his messages that helped bring me through,? says Epps. ?I wouldn?t be where I am today if it wasn?t for his inspiration. It?s an honor for me to stand alongside his mother, Afeni Shakur in celebrating such a personal moment in her son?s history.?
Check out a few flix below:
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur receives the gift of art.
The single “Big Girls” has been playing in the club for a minute and I had no idea it was Mike Epps. (Shows how much I know…right?) ?The video is finally out and I can’t stop laughing. ?I’m sooooo mad I like this song so much – especially since I’m?*cough*?having “issues” with my weight but I’m even more mad that I saw one of my outfits on one of the Big Girls in the video. ?
Day-Day Comedian Mike Epps is the latest celeb to be caught up in a paternity suit this week.? Epps, who is married, ?is currently denying a Georgia woman’s claims that he is the father of her child and flat out REFUSED to take a paternity test: 😯
?Randy Kessler, the woman?s lawyer, says Epps has refused to submit to a paternity test or provide any support for the child, saying, ?We are not asking for the moon, we are just asking him to take a paternity test. Once the tests are completed and paternity is confirmed, hopefully, Mr. Epps will do the right thing and begin to provide for his child.?(source)?
Dayum, Mike! If you ain’t the daddy, just take the test!?