On June 16, Madame Tussauds Hollywood unveiled a wax figure of the late Tupac Shakur in Los Angeles, the day the rapper would have celebrated his 41st birthday. DJ Quik and Bone Thugs, Bizzy Bone, and Lazy Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony were all on hand to honor the fallen rapper.
"It automatically brought back everything I’ve missed about him, after not having seen him for 16 years,” DJ Quik said of the Tupac figure. “It’s like the personification of him. It’s his aura. It’s his energy. It made me want to cry, and I don’t want to cry in public.”
According to Madame Tussaud’s website, the Tupac figure will be in Los Angeles for a limited time only, until September 30. The figure was previously displayed in New York. The wax statute comes two months after a Tupac hologram wowed the world with a performance at Coachella.
Known for such hits as “I Get Around,” “Cradle to the Grave,” “Dear Mama,” “California Love,” and many others, Tupac Shakur was shot on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. He was 25 years old.