The BMW in which Tupac Shakur was murdered in 1996 has been put up for sale by MomentsInTime.com, at a whopping price of $1.5 million.
Not just the bullet wrecked car but also Pac’s ticket stub to the Mike Tyson fight he attended the night he was fatally shot by gangsters.
While the automobile would be sold to anyone willing to part with $1.5 million, the ticket will be auctioned at a minimum price of $25,000.
This calls to mind the very night legendary rapper, record producer, actor, and poet 2Pac and Marion “Suge” Knight were ambushed. The vehicle was littered with bullets with Suge as the driver and Pac sitting on the passenger’s side – both were coming from a Tyson – Bruce Seldon fight on Sept. 7, 1996, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It was alleged that after the first round of the fight by Iron Mike, Pac handed his ticket stub to a man and said…
“Here you go boy, enjoy this.”
And now the bullet wrecked car has been restored back to its former glory after it was impounded by the Vegas Police Department in the course of the murder investigation. A close inspection reveals the car’s bullet-ridden history and the indentations are visible inside the door panels.
Reports say the 750IL and the ticket have changed hands several times before finding its most recent owners, who are now looking to sell out to the highest bidder. And without a doubt, it won’t be long before a core fan or some business mogul to swipe them off the chart.
Woes of Tupac Shakur
Born in New York City on June 16, 1971, Tupac had his first music breakthrough in 1991 as a member of the group Digital Underground when he received individual recognition for his album “2Pacalypse Now.”
The album was also the beginning of his notoriety as a leading figure of the gangster permutation of hip-hop, with references to cop killing and sexual violence. Tupac had a lot of law confrontations which include a 15-day jail term in 1994 for assault and battery; a conviction for sexual assault of a female fan in 1995 and was released from jail after serving 8 months.
He was also getting involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members, most notably The Notorious B.I.G. and the label Bad Boy Records. After Pac was shot, the 25-year-old was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.
19 years after the death of Tupac Amaru Shakur, his legacy leaves on. Everything about him seems like gold even to the younger generation of rappers. He is held in high esteem by other MCs and in the book, “How to Rap”, Bishop Lamont (Philip Martin) notes that Shakur “mastered every element, every aspect” of rapping.
According to Chuck Philips, an American writer who reported on the unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G.
“The slaying of Tupac Shakur silenced one of modern music’s most eloquent voices—a ghetto poet whose tales of urban alienation captivated young people of all races and backgrounds. The 25-year-old Shakur had helped elevate rap from a crude street fad to a complex art form, setting the stage for the current global hip-hop phenomenon.”