An old tribute statue of 2Pac became a topic of intense discourse this week thanks to an inaccurately captioned tweet.
The statue, which sadly looks almost nothing like the late music icon, was subsequently mocked in tweeted responses. While the caption stated that this was a "new" statue located in Dallas, the tribute piece actually once stood in Stone Mountain and is indeed not new.
Responses from fans this week have ranged from admirable attempts at understanding the intention behind the statue's aesthetic to merely remarking on how the piece failed to fully capture the artist's legacy:
The so-called "Bronze 2Pac" was first unveiled back in 2005 in Stone Mountain, Georgia at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts. An inscription on the statue, which sees 2Pac wearing a cross necklace and holding a copy of the Holy Bible, reads "I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world." The statue was removed following the closing of the arts center in 2014. Subsequent reports have stated that a new statue has been ordered, though no updates have been provided as of late.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the BMW 2Pac was fatally shot in was allegedly up for auction with a $1.75 million price tag. The car had previously been listed for sale over the years with a slightly lower price, with the latest word from Celebrity Cars Las Vegas including the clarification that the vehicle had been totally renovated.