THE POP-UP: 2011-13-09
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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of rap legend 2-Pac. Recently, hip-hop group and friends of Tupac The Outlawzdeclared they they actually smoked some of his ashes in a blunt, as it was a ‘request’ made by Tupac Amaru Shakur in the song “Black Jesus”: ’Last wishes, n—-s smoke my ashes.’ Outlawz member E.D.I. said “that was a request that he had. Now, how serious he was about it? We took it serious.” Check the video here for further details. Well, if you can’t remember him with a blunt, check out2pac.com, the official site of the Shakur Estate. From September 13 – 18, the site will be featuring articles about the rapper’s work, a vid about his life and music.
In case you missed it, Leila Lopes of Angola was crowned Ms. Universe 2011! The 25-year-old beauty beat out 88 other competitors for the coveted crown in the wold’s largest beauty pageant. Audience members in Sao Paulo, Brazil all remarked that she deserved win, despite beating their country’s representative and that she had them when she spoke in their common language of Portuguese, answered her questions with the best possible answers and dazzled them with her smile. Leila is the fourth African winner of the Ms. Universe pageant.
In an ironic twist in fashion week, designer John Galliano was found guilty of his anti-Semitic rants in Paris and has been given suspended fines of 6,000 euros ($8,400). The remarks came about two separate incidents occurring in February of this year and October of 2010. The designer, who was prompted fired by Dior for his arrest on the matter, is adamant that he is not racist and that the remarks were the result of both his alcohol and drug dependency due to his ‘stressful job.’