Afeni Shakur Cancels Trip to South Africa, Announces Stateside Tupac Tribute

85coversmall1.jpgAfeni Shakur has cancelled a scheduled trip to South Africa during which she planned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of her son’s death by burying his ashes in the township of Soweto. Citing personal reasons, Afeni has rescheduled the trip for June 16, 2007, a date that coincides with both the slain rappers 36th birthday and the Soweto Riots of 1976, during which South African youths clashed with local authorities. In conjunction with the South African government, the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation intends to develop a memorial site in the Zola community of Soweto that will include orphanages, parks and a golf course.

Despite the trip’s cancellation, plans for a special memorial service to be held on Saturday (September 9) at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia are still under way. In a statement released by the Foundation, Afeni has requested that attendees of the ceremony bring a plant to be placed in the Center’s Peace Garden in memory of lost loved ones and fallen heroes. The Center officially opened in June of 2005 and offers training and support in a broad range of areas including acting, poetry and spoken word, dance, and creative writing.

  • 5 STAR X-E-Q-SHUN

    damn 1st…RIP PAC

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPINYALL

    I MISS TUPAC AND I MISS BIGGIE I LOVED BOTH THEM NIGGAS THEY WERE BOTH SO SICK AT WHAT THEY DID, SOME SAY PAC WAS THE ILLEST AND SOME SAY BIG WAS THE ILLEST, BUT IT DOESNT MATTER THEY LEFT BEHIND A RAP GAME THAT WILL NEVER BE WHAT IT WAS WHEN THEY WERE HERE, LOOK WHERE ITS AT NOW!!

  • http://www.rap2k.com cameroon

    repose en paix pac

  • King

    2pac est le plus grand frappeur jamais à vivre. On se rappellera le toujours

  • HUNIFEE

    2pac will always be missed for ever. HE IS THE GREATEST BLACK MAN EVER LIVED JUST LIKE MALCOM X. MAY ALLAH BLESSED HIM.

  • chrzanos

    we love 2Pac we love real rap we love gangsta rap RIP

  • Julian

    2pac changed peoples lives.
    Grand Respect a toi Tupac.
    R.I.P Pac on t’adore

  • chocolate-ma

    r.i.p to pac!! one of the best rappers that ever stepped foot in the game!!!! even though i still think he alive i’ll go along with this burying ashes thing!!!

  • Nutso

    R.I.P Mr.Makaveli!!!! BEST RAPPER EVER. ONLY PERSON WHO COULD ACTUALLY TOUCH EVERYBODY NO MATTER RACE OR GENDER. WISH HE WAS STILL AROUND TO C WHAT KINDA CHANGES HE WOULD’VE BROUGHT TO ALL MINORITIES ACROSS AMERICA. HE COULD HAVE BEEN A REAL STRONG POLITICAL VOICE FOR ALL MINORITIES AND THATS WHY HE AINT HERE. AINT NO OTHER RAPPER EVEN ON HIS LEVEL WIT TRYIN TO MAKE A CHANGE 4 EVERYBODY SO FUCK EM ALL. FUCK JAY-Z HE BROKE AND PAC SMOKES DAILY. ALWAYS MISS YA N.I.G.G.A. EVERYBODY, KEEP YA HEAD UP!!!!!

  • Three4

    R.I.P. 2 Pac…

  • Fatal
  • DJ S7

    WE WILL NEVER FORGET 9/7/96… YOUR MUSIC LIVES ON & YOUR LEGACY SHALL REMAIN ETERNAL… YOU CHANGED MY WAYS SINCE 1991 & CHANGED MY LIFE ON MY B-DAY 9/7/96… MAKAVELI THE DON, THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME, MUCH LOVE/RESPECT TO THE ENTIRE SHAKUR/OUTLAW/TASF/THUG LIFE/1 NATION/MAKAVELI BRANDED/THUG LIFE ARMY/RBG/KLOCK WORK TRIBES… FIST UP… http://www.myspace.com/septemberseventh

  • Jake Steel

    its cuz hes still alive

  • http://yahoo big shod

    tha G.O.A.T BY FAR. I dare someone to say different

  • Playa=50=

    R.I.P. to 2best Mc’s of da world.
    TUPAC & BIGGIE

  • leemangena

    flowers to the dead,tupac,biggie,cp mangena

  • http://www.myspace.com/3ndles3records myspace/3ndles3records

    R.I.P homie PAC. There gotta be a ghetto up in heaven now if there was none before. Thug Mansion is where he’s at.

    http://www.myspace.com/3ndles3records

  • Mndl

    It will be good for Pac to have a memorial Park in Zola Soweto and good for Soweto especially Zola to facilitate the most influencial rapper of all time, Tupac Shakur

  • olivia

    gone but nogt forgoten

  • Jersey Boy

    2 pAC THE BEST EVER !!!!

  • Cymo

    May 2pac continue to shine like the stars at night

  • Galil ( Never forget 2pac 1971-1996)

    R.I.P. if not the greatest rapper then the most influental rapper 2pac (1971-1996) One THUG one LOVE.. THUG IN PEACE

  • Pac’s B.I.G.gest Fan !!

    How long will we mourn Pac?
    RIP my Ni$$A !!!
    June 16, 1971 – Sept. 13, 1996
    Its been a long 1o yrs .. but im still ridin’ for you!! RIP

  • Pac’s B.I.G.gest Fan !!

    How long will we mourn Pac?
    4/eva my Ni$$A.
    Gone, but damn sho not forgotten.
    R. I. P. 2pac !!!

  • Pac’s B.I.G.gest Fan !!

    How long will we mourn Pac?
    4eva, if you ask me!
    RIP Tupac Shakur
    Gone, but not forgotten !!!

  • Pac’s B.I.G.gest Fan

    How long will we mourn Pac?
    4/eva if you ask me!!!!
    RIP 2pac
    “Thug 4 Life” June 16, 1971 – Sept.13,1996

  • Crazewood5150

    Thank you Tupac, for touching our hearts and lives you are missed but not forgotten. Any wise man knows it’s the body or shell that dies and the soul that lives eturnally. When one passes it is usually selfishness by others weeping and mourning and missing the point of passing as you know passing is the rebirth and final state for the soul so yes one could say you are alive and never did or will die. We love you homie keep shine’n

  • http://www.webmail.co.za Cya.dee

    I’m from South africa n its a greast fo my kuntry to hev such a great buried in it..Pac will live forever n by comin down to tyhe moda land its a great thing by Afeni! big ups
    I’m certainly lookin foward to next it will b the the most honourable thing fo our kuntry
    Agen big ups to Afeni
    R.I.P ‘Pac nad the heroes of 1976
    It’s yo boy

  • H-man

    4 all of those who stayed posative in my demize….2pac 4ever

  • BabyGirl

    Pac damn it’s hard to believe you died when I was 12, but even back then I was a Pac head. I still bump the classic music you put out before you left and even the cd’s after you left us. I just feel like it wouldn’t be right if your numbre one fan didn’t bless your spot and Ms. Afeni I look forward to meeting you soon one day. I never got to meet Pac or go to show because of his untimely demise, but seeing as though we have friends in common and you do reside in the south we will bump heads at a cookout or something. Much respect to you and your family and tell your daughter to always remain strong. R.I.P. Pac and baby I will always be your number 1 fan. Afeni keep us with those oldie but goodie hits from my boy and like I said earlier I look forward to meeting you soon someday………

  • H-man

    What U do in life matters more than one could ever imagine, pacs spirit will echo an eternity…believe me…In death there iz life…he authored it, and now itz time 4 somone 2 finish the faith…ya feeeeel meeeeee??? Hebrews 12:2

  • MaKaVeLi-The-Don

    2Pac RIP

    Never Forget

  • http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

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  • http://myspace.com/dojaclick doja clik nor cal

    wanna hear some shit pac would of loved? real undaground with no pop rap? go to myspace.com/dojaclick and peep some fire!! nor cals no 1 undaground group!! and watch the videos on youtube.com searh doja clik

    doja clik ..nor cals most dangerous!!

  • gwakuba

    lm saddened that Pac’s mom cancelled the trip to soweto for the simple fact that Zola the SA kwaito/rap artist was going to do a track featuring the late rapper, and us africans out here in North America were feening for that moment in history when the link was finally going to be locked!.nway Pac its hell here on planet earth and we’ll mourn till we join you….

  • Ewest

    myspace.com/streetwarriorteam.com

  • Ewest

    tupac RIP

  • http://www.myspace.com/02skipper06 Skipper

    Tupac was the best rapper. His music was so awesome that had a lot of meaning from what he was going through not like now. R.I.P. Tupac! Even though, i never had a chance to meet you in person but i know you sure were a great son, friend, cousin and etc. You had tons of talent within you that God gave you. I hear your music like most of the time. Take care..Tupac and his family! Sorry..ma’am from your son’s death!

  • JOSEPH

    I LIKE TACOS!!!!!!

  • JOSEPH

    FUCK TUPAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Shakera Hoyle

    Mrs. Afeni know what she is doing. My fear was that too many people would book flights to go there just to see if pac would be standing there to greet her with open arms or was she really carrying his ashes that were said to have been buried in Lumberton. Pac I know due to your fame a lot of cats and broads come at you because of your looks, money, and fame. Baby I would approoach you totally differently. I fell in love with your mental. The way you think. You are indeed a very sexy and attractive man. I could only imagine what it would have been like to just sit down and hold a CONVERSATION with you. Anyone that had that opportunity were TRULEY blessed in my eye. If you happen to ever come back in the physical don’t forget Shakera in NC. I AINT HARD TO FIND!!!!!!!!!

  • Tupac

    BOO YAH! WORD UP Shakera, that’s what I needed to hear,I got ears i’m listening and watching, that’s what i’m talking about, 10 years later this is how the FANS behave long after I been gone, FUCK U 2 JOSEPH! you damn right baby, you would faint the way I be touchin’ you and writing you autographs! I LOVE YOU SHAKERA DON’T GIVE UP FAITH!!!

    P.S. I”M NOT COMING BACK PHYSICALLY CUZ OF THE REST OF WHAT I’M HEARING ON THIS BULLETIN’THERE IS A HEADLINE TO U BUSTAZ, THIS DOESN”T JUST CONCERN ME, HAVE RESPECT FOR GOD FOR ME & MY MOTHER!!

  • 2PAc

    FUCK THE SOURCE MAGAZINE!! FUCK XXL!

    DEATH AFTER LIFE! BROUHAHAHA

    EVERYBODY CAN IMITATE ME AND COPY MY STYLE, LISTEN TO THE PILE OF GARBADGE YA WRITTEN ABOUT ME! DON”T BE A SNITCH, CUZ BUSTAZ GOIN’ TO LAYIN’ ON A DITCH, FUCK A BITCH!! THIS IS HOW I’MA SWITCH, YA MOTHAFUCKAZ BEGGIN’ FOR TUPACALYPSE NOW TO PUT FAKE MOTHAFUCKAZ TO REST IN PIECES THERE”S NO PEACE OF A CAKE, NIGGAZ, THUG LIFE!!

  • Shakera Hoyle

    I love you too Pac. You be easy hold it down. You do not owe anything to anybody. Nor do you have to prove a point to these bustaz. They’ll see in due time. Remember what you know, people are going to always talk just to be heard and sometimes others don’t listen. Words that come from you are whats real, always heard, and to me they go straight to the heart the same way others should take it. Like you say FOR ALL YALL THAT WANNA TALK JUNK ABOUT TUPAC BEHIND HIS BACK NEXT TIME JUST CALL EM, IF NOT, YOU CAN EXPECT HIM LIKE YOU EXPECT JESUS TO COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!! Thats real

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=4501 Tupac

    i aint dead

  • i know the truth

    man, Tupac had enemies ok. he is dead. who killed him you ask? was it a set up by suge and his brother anthony. was it the gang member. was it biggie family. was it a famous person that he had insulted. was it someone that just did not like him. why would he set himself up to die. he was about to start his own label and knew he would be successful. if he was alive it would be ok to come back and live a normal life cuz aint nobody out to get him. he’s not of importance anymore. who cares about 2pac. all of the music that has came out dissing him and his ugly mother and no responding back. and wo ever typing up on this this like they are pac is a lame ass mother fucka that need to find a real ass hobby instead of pretending to be pac. Dont fuck with the minds of his fans………Let them get over it.
    Lesane C., tupac, 2pac, makaveli, the don,…………. IS DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD

    …………BAD BOY…………..