Tupac Amaru Shakur Biography

(Gangsta Rapper, Actor)

Rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur died on September 13, 1996, due to respiratory failure.

More about the relationship

In 1995, Tupac Amaru Shakur married a very young bride of 20 years, Keish Morris. Sadly their marriage was annulled before the year was over.

Today, Tupac’s estranged wife devotes her time at TASC and educates youngsters to make a life for themselves.

Relationship Facts of Tupac Amaru Shakur

  • Tupac Amaru Shakur is married to Keisha Morris.
  • He does not have any kids as of now.
  • Tupac Amaru Shakur is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Tupac Amaru Shakur?

Tupac Amaru Shakur was one of the greatest American Rappers that ever lived. He was also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli. Tupac was an actor too.


Tupac passed away on 13 September 1996, at University Medical Center, Las Vegas. He was shot four times once in the arm, once in the thigh, and twice in the chest.

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity

Tupac Amaru Shakur was born Lesane Parish Crooks on 16th June 1971, in Harlem near New York City.

His parents are his father Billy Garland and his mother, Afeni Shakur. Afeni renamed him Tupac Amaru, which in Inca, Amaru means the ‘shining serpent.’ Their ethnicity is Afro-American.

His siblings are Mopreme Shakur and Bobby Shmurda. He has a step-sister, Sekyiwa Shakur who was born after his death. Sekyiwa suffers from a form of delusion and posts them regularly on her social sites.


As a teenager, Tupac studied drama at Baltimore’s School for the Arts. He also rhymed himself as MC New York.

Tupac Amaru Shakur: Profession, Career

From the Harlem neighborhood, Tupac Amaru Shakur relocated to the San Francisco Bay area in 1988. He again moved to Los Angeles in 1993, this time it was it was to pursue a career in music.

In 1992 he was already a key figure in the West Coast Hip Hop by the time he released his first album, 2Pacalypse Now. Shakur also introduced gangsta rap into the mainstream and received critical and commercial success with 1993, ‘Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.’

The Unravelling

Around this time, Tupac’s life started to unravel. He became very much involved in the East Coast-West Coast Hip Hop rivalry. Tupac was a member of Outlawz, a digital underground thug life, or rather Digital Underground Thug Life.

7 September 1996, on a night on a lonely road, Shakur was shot multiple times by a drive-by-shooter in Las Vegas. He died 6 days later.

Listen to Coolio’s Gangsta Paradise from the movie Dangerous Minds, 1995.


To preserve her son’s legacy, Afeni founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation in 1997 (TASF). Here Keisha Morris, Tupac’s estranged wife educates youngsters.

Net Worth, Salary

The year he died, Tupac’s net worth was $200k US. However, his earnings for 1996 was posted as:

Estimated earnings from sales of Tupac Amaru Shakur’s album, All Eyez on Me (5,887,630 copies) =$6,120,000

Today his net worth amounts to $50 million US.

Tupac Amaru Shakur
Caption: Tupac Amaru Shakur in black shirt
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Legal Controversy

Shakur’s net worth is listed at more than $50 million as of date. After his death, his mother Afeni was the sole arbitrator of the estate which earns almost $1 million annually. After receiving more than $20,000 a month.

Her death in 2016 without a will has caused the State of North Carolina to use discretion and choose an heir. This could mean that Tupac’s wife would be entitled to half the estate via alimony as requested while retaining his sister, Sekyiwa Shakur as the sole executor.

And if Tupac has a love child, she/he may also come into the picture as per the State of North Carolina.

Tupac attacked and robbed

In 1994, Tupac became the victim of one of the infamous attacks in hip-hop. The robbers robbed Tupac at Quad Studios in New York City and shot five times. Luckily, Tupac survived the big incident.

But on the other side, the incident inflamed the East Coast versus West Coast rap beef.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Tupac Amaru Shakur had black hair and black eyes. He was 5 ft 9 inches tall and has an average weight.

Social Media

Tupac likes to keep his profile low. he has not opened social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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