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Afeni Shakur, the mother of iconic rapper, Tupac, died on Monday in Sausalito, California at the age of 69.

According to the Marin County Sheriff’s Department, emergency crews responded to a call at 9:34 p.m of a possible cardiac arrest. Afeni was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead one hour later.

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The cause of death has yet to be determined.

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Shakur, born as Alice Faye Williams, was a member of the Black Panther Party and spent 11 months in jail after being accused of being connected to several bombings when associated with the party.

Williams served as her own defense attorney and was acquitted on a slew of charges. The philanthropist was released from prison just before her son 2Pac was born in 1971.

One year following the untimely 1996 death of her son, Afeni, the woman who inspired one of Pac’s greatest hits, “Dear Mama,” founded the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation as well as Amaru Entertainment.

Further details surrounding Shakur’s death will be addressed later this morning.

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Did Toni Braxton Try To Upstage Rihanna At Her Own Birthday Party?!



Well, by the looks of it, yes … yes, she did.

Rihanna celebrated her 30th birthday this week and, in true Bad Gal fashion, hosted a swanky soiree for the occasion. As the pictures show, it was a time for drinks, dancing and turning up with her closest gal pals.

It was also a time for Ri Ri to meet her “fav”, Ms. Toni Braxton! In a sweet IG post, Rihanna thanked Toni for making her night “so special.” She also put her on blast for showing up to the party with her sideboob on full display. ” I’ll never forgive you for looking this good at my party tho,” Ri playful posted in her caption. We have to admit though, Braxton came to serve!

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