However, he “would love to be part of the process of writing that story”.
2Pac’s nephew, Malik Shakoor, who is an actor, has revealed that he has no desire to play his great uncle on screen.
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Speaking in a new interview on the 25th anniversary of his uncle’s death (September 13), Malik, who is the son of 2Pac’s sister Sekiwa Shakur, shared some stories about the late rapper, who was shot in a drive-by shooting. was shot and killed. in 1996.
Although he was just a child when his uncle was murdered, Malik told hiphopDX He has a lot of reminders around his house.
“It’s funny because I have two pictures on my mother’s fridge in my house and one of them is me protesting Trayvon Martin’s murder in Atlanta, and the other is ‘Pac, a little over 18’,” Malik said. “In the photo I think he is [2Pac] In Baltimore or something else he’s in a protest… yeah he’s protesting apartheid, I guess, and we look alike. We’re making the same fist… I think he gave it to me He bone in my body. “
He continued: “When I hear such stories about him being a card-carrying member of the Communist Party or fighting apartheid in front of a celebrity … it really belongs to me now. These stories tell me what was important to him at the time.”
In addition to his activism work and music making, 2Pac starred in several films, most notably the 1992 hip-hop classic Juice; poetic justice, the 1993 film co-starring Janet Jackson; and basketball movie above the rim (1994).
Malik has acted in a few short films, including the 2020 Sundance film Buck and this year homegoingHowever, he revealed that he does not want to use his acting talent to play the role of his late uncle.
“I think there are a lot of talented actors who can do that,” he said. “Well, at least one brother who looks a little bit more like him… but I’d love to be part of the process of writing that story. I think my family and I make a big deal, our own. Being able to tell stories, especially when it comes to not only Pac but the Shakur family [as a whole].
“So yeah, I’d love to be a part of that process, I don’t know if I’ll be an actor or not.”
Meanwhile, Jada Pinkett Smith shared a never-before-seen poem written by 2Pac to commemorate the late rapper’s 50th birthday earlier this year.
2Pac would have turned 50 on June 16, and Smith chose to share the poem, titled ‘Lost Souls’, which he wrote while in captivity.