White man named Tupac Shakur arrested in Tennessee
Officers with the Johnson City Police Department in Tennessee arrested a man with a familiar name but an unfamiliar face Friday.Posted — Updated
Shakur, who is white, shares a name with a famous, dead rapper.
The original Tupac was just 25 but already an accomplished rapper and actor when he was shot to death in Las Vegas in 1996. No one has ever been charged in Shakur's death, which is attributed to an East Coast - West Coast rap rivalry.
It was unclear whether the Tennessee man was given the famous name at his birth, whether it was simply a coincidence, or whether he at some point changed his name to align with the rapper, who is one of the top-selling music artists of all time and a posthumous inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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