Today In Hip-Hop: Tupac Shakur Makes His Final Appearance On Television

On this day, September 4, in hip-hop history…

1996:  Only a few short days before he was fatally gunned down on the Las Vegas Strip, Tupac Shakur made his last public appearance on television at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1996. Attending the award ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, ‘Pac stepped on stage with fellow Death Row cohort, Snoop Dogg, to present the award for Best Hard Rock Video that night.

A few years later, one of ‘Pac’s rivals, Nas, claimed that after the night’s event, Tupac and himself would run into each other in New York’s Bryant Park where they would squash the beef they were having at the time. Although the beef was squashed, this would remain to be Pac’s final public appearance as he would be shot in a drive-by shooting three days later on September 7 before succumbing to his injuries and passing away on September 13.


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    You guys really need to keep up with what’s going on. This isn’t the last final apperance of tupac on tv. There is more footage of him on google in las vegas walking with his bodyguard on 9/7/1996. And i am pretty sure there is alot more footage of 2pac we haven’t seen yet.

    • iamhim

      get your facts straight, they did not say it was his last appearance on camera but on TV, did you see him in any other show? maybe another channel we don’t know about?