Tupac Shakur received his posthumously long overdue star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, just several days before the hip-hop legend’s right on time for his birthday, which is June 16.
The late hip hop legend’s sister, Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur, accepted the star on behalf of their family.
Sekyiwa gave a heartfelt speech on behalf of her brother, whom she said always wanted the honor.
His sister shared that the first time Tupac stepped foot onstage at the Apollo Theater, when he was just 13 years old, he knew that one day he would receive one of the coveted honors.
The Walk of Fame explained Shakur was selected to receive a star in 2013, but the organization waited for his family and estate to select a date.
Tupac left fans around the world devastated after he died in 1996, at the age of 25, from gunshot wounds.
During his short career, he sold more than 75 million records worldwide with diamond-certified album “All Eyez on Me,” which included the epic hits “California Love,” “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” and “How Do U Want It.”
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017.
A true performer, Tupac starred in cult classic films “Poetic Justice,” with Janet Jackson, “Gang Related,” “Juice” and “Above the Rim.”
Many feel he “defied the distinction between art and activism” and his lyrical and poetic messages captivated people from all walks of life, from around the world.