Man Charged in Tupac Center Vandalism Incident

A 43-year-old Dekalb resident has been charged in the recent defacement of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kenneth Anthony Wilson was charged on Thursday (October 1) with second degree criminal damage to property, which is a felony. The vandalism occurred during the early morning hours of October 20, when fliers bearing rants about various rappers, the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina were plastered all over the statue and the Center’s grounds. A rope with a wooden cross attached to it was also found wrapped around the bronze statue of Tupac that stands in the Center’s Peace Garden. Wilson, who is African-American, has not been charged with a hate crime, and is being held on a $1500 bond. DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said that investigators had no reason to believe the attack was racially motivated.

Click here to read the XXLMag.com feature, Inside the Tupac Center Vandalism

  • http://www.sportaphile.com Sportaphile

    A black guy hung a noose around 2pac’s statue??? I didnt see that one coming

    • Fire

      No kidding, that was a HUGE surprise. Thought it would have been a crazy ass redneck who’s out of this world as far as social beliefs. Goes to show you can’t always assume things or judge a book by its cover

  • Nate_187

    Yeah, holy shit, and everyone (including me) thought it was a race thing!

  • Da Kid

    I kinda figured shit was deeper then race, this man just has a problem with hip-hop and the way shits going down in america.

  • http://XXL TheGodJustice

    HA! This is just like that D.C sniper shit. Everybody thought that they were White until they got caught. Well, it’s probably some UNCLE TOM ass prick who just thinks that HIP HOP is killing people all over, especially his “MASSA.” Ridiculous!! I think that it could’ve have been racially motivated still, but who knows for real?? PEACE!!

  • Vuitton Gotti

    I wish I could bust the shit outta this muthafucka for this shit. I thought for sho it was somebody white.

  • fighterbull

    Yeah, believe it or not, there are actually a few closed mined-stereotyping-racist ass brothers in the world…too

  • jada

    it’s jus weird i cnt understand or even think y sum1 especialli a black man wud do sumthin like dat

  • Rodjilius

    dumbass….

  • maestro 83

    pac fought for black rights in his songs and this dumbass goes a disrespects his own people pac and himself

    • http://xxlmag.com Tre Trilla

      Pac is the best rapper and yeah his mom went thru the black Panther movement but damn did u know he slept wit white girls him and Kanye do and did, so all that stand for my people shit man they can save that shit for the birds. I dont fuk wit white girls at all they cant even suck my D*** ya diiig… Get at me..504til the meat sho…

  • los -souljahman

    DISRESPECT. This guy is a f*ckin disgrace to black ppl. I was born in Africa,and idiots like this guy dont deserve to be even considered as part of the AFRICAN race.I hope u burn slow. As for ‘Tre Trilla’. Did u know that Malcolm X slept wit white girls?In the end he believed in the SPIRIT OF BROTHERHOOD of ALL RACES. Then he was killed by THE NATION.His OWN PEOPLE. Get a life u punk b*tch. I love white women(I have stepmom),black(birth mom),spanish,asian(other mom),middle east…ALL WOMEN. Women r Women. U can’t deny beauty when u c it. I dont think u f*Ck with white women because they dont wanna F*ck u. Too bad ur missing out.PEACE bro.

  • http://yahoo Dawn.B

    It’s a shame he did that.He probly don’t have the sense GOD gave a stop sign goin against his own race.