Today In Hip-Hop: Afeni Shakur & Voletta Wallace Appear On Stage Together At The VMAs

On this day, September 9, in hip-hop history... 1999: Approximately three years after the tragic deaths of their sons, Afeni Shakur and Voletta Wallace - the mothers of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G respectively - shared the stage together at MTV's annual Video Music Awards in 1999. The grieving mothers were brought on stage by actor/rapper Will Smith to present the award for Best Rap Video and to honor the legacies of their fallen sons. For many, their joint appearance was seen as a healing moment for hip-hop with the uniting of two mothers of once bitter enemies seen as a de ...

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