Jhene Aiko paid tribute to late rapper Tupac Shakur by sharing her gifts with the world, exclusively through MTV, on his 44th birthday. The American singer & songwriter recreated three classic Tupac photos with photographer Danny Williams, to celebrate Shakur.
MTV News reported that Jhene Aiko, who was only 8 years old when Tupac died in 1996, was inspired and affected forever after she saw the 2003 documentary “Tupac: Resurrection.”
As a means of paying tribute to Tupac, Aiko shared her gifts with the world, exclusively through MTV. In order to celebrate and commemorate Tupac, she recreated three classic Tupac photos with photographer Danny Williams.
The source reported that the first photo depicted the feel of the rapper’s diamond-selling 1996 classic “All Eyez on Me,” by recreating the LP’s album cover. The second photo paid honor to the picture that covers “Tupac’s posthumous Greatest Hits collection.” The third photo showed Aiko resting in a “bathtub, covered in gold, saluting David Lachapelle’s “Becoming Clean” photo shoot, which took place right after ’Pac was released from jail in 1995.”
When asked about when she got the inspiration to recreate three iconic Tupac photos, Jhene said, “It was just random, it just happened on the spot; it was a really good idea for his birthday.”
During the interview, she also mentioned that she was not worried about what others might think about the photo recreating effort. For her, it is just a personal thing, and her way of expressing her gratitude towards Tupcac and his legacy.
If Tupac Shakur, also known as Pac, was not murdered at the age of 25, he would have turned 44 on Tuesday, June 16. The hip-hop icon Tupac has an everlasting influence in the minds of people, and he has provided a lifetime of inspiration for future generations.
Photo Source: Facebook/ Jhene Aiko