As we all know, it’s been over 20 years since the untimely death of rapper and actor Tupac Shakur who died from his injuries from a drive-by related shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada back in 1996.
Since the death of 2Pac, the genre of hip-hop has shifted in many ways. Not only through music production and lyricism, but also through different forms of media such as advertisement, news media, and of course, social media platforms.
While millions of Americans are out of work and filing for unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are still trying to figure out ways how to adjust to the “new normal”.
Most recently the governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, came out publicly earlier this week to addresses concerning unemployment fraud, especially with one particular Kentucky resident.
This Kentucky resident reportedly filed for unemployment under the name of the slain rapper, according to sources.
“We had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky,” Beshear said.
“And that person may have thought they were being funny, they probably did. Except for the fact that because of them, we had to go through so many other claims.”
Sources found out that there is, in fact, a Lexington native who goes by his middle name, Malik, and his name is Shakur.
Malik is a restaurant cook in the city of Lexington before the COVID-19 pandemic and state lockdown for quarantine.
Here is the link to the video courtesy of WHAS11
“I’ve been struggling for like the last month trying to figure out how to pay the bills,” Malik said.
Since then, Governor Beshear called Shakur personally to apologize and his office is now working to process his claim.
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