At Wednesday night’s Vice Presidential Debate in Salt Lake City, there will be a ticket waiting for Tupac Shakur.
The Trump campaign says it has reserved a ticket for the singer because Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate for vice president, recently said Tupac was her favorite rapper alive.
Tupac Shakur died in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
Trump’s senior campaign advisor, Jason Miller, confirmed the ticket for Tupac during a press call ahead of Wednesday’s debate, according to media reports.
“I’m personally more of a Biggie (The Notorious B.I.G.) fan,” Miller said according to The Hill, and if he is still alive, “we’ll have a ticket for Tupac.”
It was also confirmed by the Trump campaign’s communications director Tim Murtaugh.
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During a virtual convention with the NAACP last month, Harris was asked about her favorite still-living rapper. She named Tupac. When the moderator reminded her he was dead, Harris responded, “Not alive. I know. I keep doing that.”
After his death, conspiracy theories popped up about Tupac including shared stories of supposed “sightings” of the rapper. This included a story from one of Tupac’s bodyguards who claims he helped the rapper fake his death.
Earlier this year, a man said he believes Tupac is alive and living with the Navajo in New Mexico. The theory is part of a new film that looks at the sustained level of belief that Tupac is alive.