Top 10 Things Tupac Shakur Was Doing Before He Died!
Tupac Shakur left one of the most important musical legacies of his era and helped to redefine the hip-hop genre. His last year was spent attempting to take control of his turbulent life, before meeting a violent end in September 1996. This is what the last 12 months of Tupac’s life were like.
The first couple of months of the final year of Shakur’s life were spent in the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York, where he was finishing a stint after being convicted on sexual assault charges.
In November 1993, Shakur and three other men were charged with sexually assaulting a fan in the artist’s New York hotel room. In February 1995, the rapper/actor was found guilty of first-degree sexual assault and sentenced to 18 months to four and a half years in prison.
Up until his death, Shakur denied all the charges and accusations against him. At the trial, Shakur apologized but also said,
“I’m not apologizing for a crime. I hope in time you’ll come forth and tell the truth.”
Shakur’s time in prison lasted from February to October 1995 before he was released on a $1.4 million bail posted by Death Row Records’ CEO Suge Knight.
Watch this video to learn more about what Tupac’s final year alive was really like.