Tupac

His drug abuse story

Tupac is well known rapper who spoke the truth even about his own drug problems along with his mothers, Afeni Shakur.

Name: Tupac "Shining Surpent" Shakur "Thankful to God"

Entertainment Field: Rapper/R&B Singer (also an actor)

He's famous for being a rapper also being known as a "thug", he spoke the truth in his music, no matter how bad it hurt to hear it. He was also an actor and took part in "Juice" and "Poetic Justice" along with Janet Jackson.


Drug Use

He started selling drugs at 17 to support his house because most of the money went towards his mothers cocaine addiction. He started using and selling Marijuana, Cocaine and occasionally took a shot of Heroine. His drug use got so close to him, he needed to be high or drunk to write music most of the time. While he would record music, it was hard to breath so he had skipped words often and gasped for air while recording.

Violence

While Tupac is on trial for sex and weapons, He is shot five times and robbed $40,000 worth of jewelry. February 14, 1995, He is also sentenced four and a half years in jail. Friday September 13, 1996 Tupac Amaru Shakur is pronounced dead at 4:03 PM. His body is later cremated. Tupac was only 25 years of age. February 28, 1997 Suge Knight is sentenced nine years in prison for his role in an attack on Orlando Anderson; this was the night of Tupac's shooting.

Daija Springer