Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 9:59AM
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame appears to hold the same sentiments as former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight, dishing out his issues with the publicized Tupac Shakur hologram Coachella performance from earlier month.
A fan of the late music mogul, Flocka said the hologram was used for monetary reasons.
While most seemed to be infatuated with the Tupac hologram that performed for Dr. Dre‘s Coachella set, Waka Flocka thought it was a terrible idea! The rapper revealed to VIBE that he was against the idea of using holograms to resurrect the dead. “I hated it,” he said. “That sh*t wack. I don’t think they should be doing that. Cause they getting paid off a dead man’s body. You don’t know what a dead man be wanting to do.” “You gotta let that man rest in peace, he continued. “He’s a great.” (VIBE)
Coincidentally, the holographic performance did provide a spark in Pac’s record sales.
Tupac’s 1998 album “Greatest Hits” returns to the Billboard 200 for the first time since 2000, as it jumps back in at No. 129 with 4,000 copies sold according to Nielsen SoundScan (a gain of 571% over the previous week). The MC’s other albums also saw gains, including “All Eyez On Me” (2,000; up 95%) and “Me Against the World” (1,000; up 53%). (Billboard)
Knight recently said his problem with Pac’s hologram centered on the digital attire.
Suge Knight is FURIOUS over the look of 2Pac’s hologram at Coachella … telling TMZ the people who created it screwed up one major detail. The rapper was out in Los Angeles last night when he pointed out that the 3D hologram used to bring 2Pac to life on stage was missing the rapper’s famous Death Row Records chain. Knight told us, “At the end of the day, how you gonna take the Death Row chain off Pac? That’s like taking the Raiders symbol off the Raiders.” (TMZ)
Earlier in the week, Dr. Dre killed speculation suggesting the Pac performance was a segway to touring.
“What up, it’s Doc Dre, backstage, Coachella, 2012 and I want to thank everybody out there for all the love and support,” Dre said in an interview. “As you know, we had a hologram of Tupac Shakur show up as a part of our show. I want to thank a couple of companies out there that made my idea come to life. I want to say what’s up to AV Concepts which actually projected the hologram. I want to say what’s up to Digital Domain for actually putting the image together. They did an incredible job — it was strictly for Coachella, get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour. If a tour happens, we’ll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012, baby, just for you.” (Interscope Geffen)
Check out Waka Flocka Flame’s interview below:
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