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Slain rapper's mom faces drug charge

Posted April 27, 2010

The mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur will appear in a Robeson County courtroom next month on charges related to an April 16 drug arrest.

Afeni Shakur Davis, 63, of 2630 E. 77 St. in Lumberton, faces one count each of felony possession of marijuana, simple possession of a controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

She is out of jail on a $10,000 bond and is expected to appear in court May 10, authorities said Tuesday.

Shakur was fatally shot Sept. 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The case has never been solved.

Davis, a former political activist and former member of the Black Panther Party, later founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for students interested in performing arts. The foundation is funded by the profit from her son's unreleased works.


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  • jhilfiker2001 Apr 27, 2010

    I guess that fund she has is paying for some good stuff!!!!!

  • Adelinthe Apr 27, 2010

    How much weed did they find on her?

    God bless.


  • mulecitybabe Apr 27, 2010

    Probably if the guy that killed Tupac had smoked a fatty that day, he would have been chilling out at the crib, munching happily away on Doritos, instead of killing people. It's time our country gets over the obsession with pot smokers and moves on to something a little more substantial.

  • Gork Apr 27, 2010

    That's different than traditional NASCAR family reunions where long-necked Budweisers are the norm, rather than "lighting up with Moms"? Maybe if you-all lit up, you wouldn't pound the heck out of each other...

  • Glenn Miller Apr 27, 2010

    I bet their family reunions were fun! Lighting up with Moms!!

  • Mom2two Apr 27, 2010

    ...and this is a surprise to WHOM?

  • Surrey Hills Apr 27, 2010

    bigseegar, you must be wrong, I am sure that her given name was Afeni Shakur Davis, that sounds like a good ole down east name!

  • tatermommy52 Apr 27, 2010

    Somehow I am not surprised.

  • raggy831 Apr 27, 2010

    I must really be old, because I have never heard of either one of them...sorry son got killed...mom should not be doing drugs, someone needs to tell her that they are bad for her!

  • bigseegar Apr 27, 2010

    Besides being born and raised in Lumberton her "real" given name is Alice Faye Williams and she was also as she has openly admitts a crack addict.