FAUX-PAC: Even Better Than The Real Thing?

BILLBOARD: If you haven’t heard, Tupac was at Coachella on Sunday night! No, the rumors of the rapper being alive and in hiding aren’t true; the rumors that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were going to re-create Pac as a hologram during their headlining performance on Sunday night were accurate, though, as the West Coast titans unveiled the radical visual midway through their set and let Faux-Pac perform “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted” before drifting back into the ether. The crowd had no idea what to do with the hologram. For one, its arrival came after Dre and Snoop tag-teamed “California Love,” so it seemed like the opportunity for the rumored hologram use had already passed. When the shirtless 2Pac re-creation shouted “What the fuck is up, Coachella!” — mind you, the real Tupac would have never yelled this, since he died three years before the Coachella festival even existed — the crowd yelled back at him… but there were also a lot more uneasy looks than blissfully excited super-fans. On Twitter hours after, the general consensus on the stunt seemed to be, “The Tupac hologram made me uncomfortable, and I’m not sure why.” The Juice’s Erika Ramirez joked to me, “I can’t believe we got a Tupac hologram before ‘Detox.'” Maybe that’s the harshest reality of all. MORE

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