Famous rapper Tupac Shakur, who was almost broke when he died last
September, now has people fighting over his estate. From the moment his
ashes cooled people have been trying to get a chunk of his change.
It started at one if his concerts, Jacquelyn McNealy, 27 was hit by a
stray bullet. She was then awarded $16.6 million of Tupacs money, even
though Tupac was never properly notified on the lawsuit. His label, Death
Row wanted $7 million of his money until a temporary settlement last week. C.
Delores Tucker who said Tupac used a derogative epithet wants a chunk. She
and her husband claimed Tupac ruined their sex life because of his lyrics.
Tucker was against gangsta rap from the beginning and a lawsuit some time
after his death. The most recent problem is that Tupacs mom (Afeni Shakur)
is trying to fight of a former lover who claims to be Tupacs father. After a
DNA testing on William M Garland proving to be Tupacs father he still
received no money; even though the Californian law requires the estate to be
split up equally by the parents. Since Tupacs father was never around they
state called it a case of the deadbeat dad. Garland wont be awarded any
money for the lack of interest in his son.
The best way the string of lawsuits were summed up was by Afeni
Shakurs attorney, Richard Fishbin who said, It is like being on a ship and
watching pirates try to loot it. Since Tupacs death his money has become a
quarrelsome battle between friends and presumed money grubbers from all
around the world. Since Tuapcs profane rap lyrics and violent mishaps had
made him a questionable figure, people still want his money. Even though
everyone wants his money Tupacs mom is still going to get her fare share, by
suing Death Row for the massive fraud and conspiracy, this settlement could
push Tupacs estate value to $50 million, In the end they hope that Tupac will
rest in peace.
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