INDIO, California (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Despite being deceased, rapper Tupac Shakur helped to close out the first Coachella weekend, joining Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre for a turn on stage on Sunday night. Or at least, a hologram of the performer did.
Shakur's electronic ghost took to the stage, greeting Coachella before launching into a solo performance of his hit song 'Hail Mary.' Then, the illusory rapper and Snoop Dogg teamed up for a duet of “Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Gangsta Party.”
The rendition of Shakur was uncanny in most respects, but appeared to glide across stage at some points, rather than walk. The fan reaction was mixed, with some clearly impressed by the production wizardry, while others seemed put off by the experience with one festival-goer tweeting that the hologram was "wrong on so many levels."
Other rappers who joined Dre and Snoop onstage included Eminem, Wiz Khalifa, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar
After the show, Khalifa enthused about the experience on Twitter, writing (SIC): "Fuccin 2pac Ahhhhhhh!!! I Performed Wit Dr Dre And Snoop Dogg!!! Awww Fucc Im So Happy To Be Alive. That Was The Best Shit I Seen In My Life! Thank Everybody!!! Snoop. Dre. Warren G. Pac. The Stoners. The Ratchet!!! Usher. 50 Cent. Coachella Was Life Changing!!!" – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers
An (explicit) video of Tupac's 'performance' at Coachella