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Fire Guts House Owned by Dead Rapper's Mother

Posted July 7, 2007

— A Robeson County home owned by the mother of the late rapper Tupac Shakur was completely gutted by fire Friday night.

Crews investigated the fire that ripped through Afeni Shakur-Davis’s house at 2870 Trevor Lane in Lumberton.

About 25 firefighters from three stations were on the scene. No one was in the house at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.

The house was considered a total loss due to the massive smoke and fire damage, officials said.


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  • thugsnightmare Jul 8, 2007


  • martini Jul 8, 2007

    The point to the headline is to get you to click on the story and find out which "dead rapper's" mother they are referring to. Not disrespectful it just grabbed your attention.

  • Jokers Wild Jul 8, 2007

    LoL @ the people upset over the headline. If it walk's like a duck and quacks like a duck, it has to be a duck!

  • Snoopy Jul 8, 2007

    It's just a respect thing....

  • none123 Jul 8, 2007

    Tupac was a rapper. He is dead. He has a mother. Her house is burned to a crisp. Therefore, Fire Guts House Owned by Dead Rapper's Mother.

  • svaraj38758 Jul 8, 2007

    Wasn't she an active member of the Black Panther party? I can't recall where I read that. Anyway, I'd say "Slain Rap Artist" would appease those who find "Dead Rapper" insensitive.

  • islandgirl Jul 8, 2007

    Dead Rapper ...way to go, keeping you in our prayers...

  • gopanthers Jul 8, 2007

    That's kind of dis-repectfull referring to the Headlines
    "Dead Rapper's Mother" Why not the late entertainer or something.

  • Snoopy Jul 8, 2007

    So sorry to hear this and so sorry your son is referred to as "dead rapper". God bless you maam.

  • NHFD 4030 Jul 8, 2007

    Suge? You do this?