On Sunday, June 20th, Tupac Shakur was officially taken down. In 1996, there was a rumor going around that one of rap's biggest stars was shot and killed. Ever since then, people have begun to wonder wether or not Tupac was really killed or not.
Well the truth has come out in 2010 and Tupac is back in the world's spotlight. The former rap sensation is performing now on the biggest stage...the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
But on June 20th, 2010 his life was officially taken away by a man by the name of Luis Fabiano.
Tupac is a well-known American rapper that became a hit in the 90's. He is regarded as one of the greatest entertainers of All-Time. That was all before his true identity was revealed.
Tupac Shakur is actually from the Ivory Coast and is very skilled at soccer. He has returned to the world spotlight with the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is at the center of attention now that he is the Ivory Coast's goal keeper.
Check out photos of the two in a previous World Cup article on Bleacher Report: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/408524-photos-of-ivory-coasts-goal-keeper-or-is-it-tupac#page/1
The Brazilian soccer team is considered one of the favorites to win the World Cup. Tupac (or Barry) is not the world's best goal keeper. So when their schedule noted that they were going to face brazil, they knew the end was near.
On a winter night in South Africa, Tupac would meet a rival of his. Since Tupac made his move to the Ivory Coast, on the Eastern Side of the Globe, he has made enemies on the West Side.
Luis Fabiano of Brazil is a member of the West side crews in the World Cup. He was armed and ready as his team was ready to take on the Ivory Coast.
Luis Fabiano shot Barry for the first time in the 25th minute of the Brazil vs Ivory Coast match. The shot left Barry standing for a while. This would be the first of two to be fired at Tupac.
Rappers can take bullets often. 50 Cent took several shots and survived. Tupac is not stranger and does the same.
Watch Fabiano fire at Barry in the 25th minute! It was a nice shot.
Luis Fabiano stirred a bit of controversy with his next shot. About twenty-five minutes later, he ran towards Barry. He may have caused a handball in the process and then fired. The shot clipped Barry's hand, but caused enough damage. He was on the ground.
Here is the 2nd and Final Shot Fired! Kill Shot!
Kaka helped set up the shots fired at Barry. He was eventually punished by the officials and was given a red card. The Brazilian star and West Side accomplice will not be able to participate in Brazil's upcoming action.
Tupac is done. The Ivory Coast is not completely done in the World Cup just yet. It will be interesting to see whether Boubacar Barry will be the goalkeeper in their final game. He had a great set of games, before they took on Brazil.
One question still remains. Where will Tupac Shakur take off to next. He might skip out on the team's possible World cup match and go off into hiding again. Now that we all know he's alive, how long before he releases a new single.
Ron Artest has a new single dropping soon. Could we see Tupac and Ron Artest collaborate and become the industry's next best duo?