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In honor of 2Pac’s birthday, several celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper who would have been 44 today. But while most just simply acknowledged the rapper’s birth date, singer Jhene Aiko took her emotional tribute to another level.

Aiko, whose love for the rapper changed after seeing the 2003 documentary Tupac: Resurrection, did a full fledged photo shoot through MTV and recreated some of Pac’s iconic photos.

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In one image, shot by Danny Williams, the singer recreates the cover of Pac’s 1996 hit album, All Eyez on Me. “I didn’t necessarily want the pictures to be exactly spot-on because I can’t channel Tupac. He’s so great to me that I don’t even compare myself to him, like I’m trying to be Tupac. That’s not what it is,” she told the news outlet.

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As for doing tributes year after year, the star explained that “I feel like I have to give his legacy some type of present. It started off, one time I did a video shoot where they spread his ashes. And it was a coincidence that I was there that day, we were all like, ‘Wait a minute, this is Tupac’s birthday and we’re here on the same beach.'”

She continued, “So after that, it’s been several years since then and every year I want to do something. I wrote a letter one year, I put it on my tumblr. It’s a special day because to me he was such a special person, so this year it was just an idea that me and my team had and I’m passionate about Tupac so it was something and I was like, “Yeah.” It was just random, it just happened on the spot; it was a really good idea for his birthday.”

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Click here to read Jhene’s full interview.

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Is Trey Songz Completely Out Of Control?!

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Trey Songz used to be a singer known for sexually suggestive lyrics and his panache for saying “yuuuup.” Now, he may be known more as an R&B singer with a possible rage problem…

Trigga Trey has been accused of smacking a girl in the face with her own phone and now that accuser is suing for $50,000. The unidentified woman says that while at Philadelphia’s Vanity Grand Cabaret strip club she sought to get a snapshot with the singer, but he didn’t oblige. Instead, according to the woman, he pushed her phone back into her face and caused her glasses to break.

If true, this isn’t Trey’s first time getting way too aggressive for no d@mn reason. Just last year he became so upset over authorities ending his show in Detroit that he threw microphones and speakers from the stage. Unfortunately, he also injured a police officer in the process. In August, he reached a plea deal in that case and got his felony assault charge reduced to just two counts of disturbing the peace.

So, back to the fan who just wanted a photo. It looks like she’s only seeking coin and not criminal charges. And in Songz’s defense he does take pictures with some fans (see below), so maybe it was just the way she asked.

Trey Songz and a fan. (Getty Images)

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