A devour rap artist and rapper who goes by the moniker of Tupac Shakur has spoken out against the US government, calling the Obama administration a “criminal regime” and saying that he is in prison and that he was murdered.
Tupac Shakurs death has been a major news story in the US in recent weeks, with a group of activists calling for a pardon of his death and his legacy being celebrated by President Donald Trump.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, which was conducted while he was in jail awaiting trial, the rapper said that he had been convicted of murder and was awaiting a verdict on whether he was a threat to the nation.
“I’m here right now,” Shakur said.
“I’ve been sentenced to die, for my actions.”
Tupackas death was a major topic of conversation at the time of his arrest in 1999, with activists in the United States calling for the rapper’s release.
The US government initially sought a death sentence, but after Tupac’s lawyers requested that his sentence be reduced to life imprisonment, they were granted a life sentence.TUPAC ASKED: “What do you think the justice system should do?”AAP/Reuters In his interview with the Guardian, Tupac said he had recently started writing poetry, which he has now finished.
“My first verse, I said, ‘I’ve had a bad day and I have to write a poem about it’,” he said.
“It’s the first verse I wrote, and it was in prison, it was the most horrible day in my life.
It’s my life, my death, my life and my death is that I have not spoken.””
The whole world knows I’m Tupac, they don’t know I’m dead,” he said, adding that he thought he was “a real man” and “not a criminal”.”
I know that this is my life now.
I can’t be a criminal.
I have a right to my life.”
The rapper said he wanted to continue writing poetry and that his poetry could be published in a few years.
“It would be a shame if I just die now,” he added.
In 2016, the United Nations said that the death penalty was unconstitutional and the UN Commission on Human Rights found that “torture was not an appropriate method of punishing individuals who committed crimes”.
In a statement, the US Department of Justice said that while they were not going to comment on pending litigation, “the US government remains committed to pursuing the death sentence for these individuals”.