An eerie Tupac Coachella video holograph performance thrilled some fans of the late rapper at the festival Sunday night, but disturbed others who thought the holographic resurrection was creepy. Tupac Shakur was killed more than 15 years ago. His 1996 murder has never been solved.
During Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre‘s Sunday night closing performance at the Coachella 2012 festival, the hip-hop star brought a guest star onto the stage — the late, great, much mourned rapper Tupac Shakur. Rising from the stage like a very well-fleshed out ghost, Tupac greeted Coachella fans personally before launching into a wickedly surreal performance of “Hail Mary,” and joining Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg in performances of several more songs.
The Coachella Tupac video hologram performance sparked both thrills and chills among festival goers and fans of the late rapper. Others turned the technological stunt into an excuse to make tasteless jokes and snarky remarks about and the decision to resurrect Tupac Shakur in holographic form on stage.
“I could have sworn I died with a shirt on,” was one snarky comment posted about the Tupac Coachella holograpm video on the newly created parody Twitter account @HologramTupac.
“i can’t even begin to imagine what this Tupac hologram is doing to all the people at Coachella that have been on acid for 3 days straight,” @JordanETID posted.
“Was completely freaked out by the Tupac hologram and I’m fairly certain I was one of five people out of 100,000 not on drugs,” Tweeted @molly_knight.
Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, thought the holographic performance of her late son with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog was amazing, according to TMZ.com. Shakur reportedly watched the Tupac hologram video performance as it was happening via a live Internet feed. According to Shakur’s rep, Dr. Dre asked her for approval before including Tupac in the performance.