Legendary late American rapper Tupac Shakur is on the verge of winning a posthumous award at the upcoming Grammy Award Ceremony.
The Changes hitmaker, who died after being shot in Las Vegas in 1996, is one of three late artistes who were nominated last week in the Best Music Film category. The five-part FX documentary series Dear Mama, which is titled after his 1995 hit of the same name, gave him the go-ahead.
Directed by Allen Hughes, the docuseries explores the lives of the fallen rapper and his mother, the late Afeni Shakur.
The California Love singer is competing with two other late artistes – David Bowie for Moonage Daydream and Little Richard for I Am Everything. David Bowie died after losing out to the battle with cancer in 2016, and Little Richard died in 2020, also of cancer-related causes.
This nomination for Shakur comes at a time when there has been a major development in his murder case which might bring some form of closure to his family and fans.
Duane Keith Davis, known popularly known as Keffe D, was recently arrested for his murder and has pleaded not guilty after decades of calls for someone to be held accountable for Shakur’s death.
The 60-year-old former Compton gang member made his stance in the case clear on Thursday which happened to be his third scheduled arraignment on a charge of murder with the use of a deadly weapon in a gang-related homicide.
According to CNN, Davis was accused of masterminding the September 1996 shooting that led to the untimely demise of Tupac Shakur.
Davis was arrested on September 29 and has been held without bail. He waived his right to a trial in 2 months. The next status check on his case is set for November 7.
Following the plea, Davis is said to have told the court that he was working on legal representation. He was however informed that the state was going to find legal counsel for him.