Tupac’s Family Responds to Outlawz 'Smoking Ashes' Tale

Family says they did not support the group’s bizarre deed.

Posted: 08/31/2011 04:40 PM EDT
Filed Under Tupac

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Tupac Shakur's old running buddies The Outlawz have made some far-out claims about how they paid homage to their fallen friend in the immediate aftermath of his death, and members of the Shakur family are none too pleased.

In a recent interview with VladTV, The Outlawz confirm rumors that members of the group rolled the legendary rapper's ashes with marijuana at his memorial and "smoked him out" as a final farewell.

"It's definitely true," Young Noble says. "We hit the beach and had a little memorial for him with his Moms and family and s**t. We was just givin' him our own farewell ... We twisted up some of that great-granddaddy California kush and mixed the big homie with it, ya know what I mean?"

Fellow Outlaw E.D.I. Mean says the illicit idea came from none other than Pac himself — via a rhyme.

"Pac came up with that s**t," he says. "If you listen to 'Black Jesus,' he says 'Last wishes, n***as smoke my ashes.' So that was a request he had. Now how serious was he about it? [shrugs] We took that s**t serious."

In addition to smoking his remains, The Outlawz also say they threw a few of Tupac's favorite things into the ocean, including weed, chicken wings and orange soda.

"Pac loved that s**t," says E.D.I. Mean.

Though the group claims Pac's mother and family were present at the memorial, a representative for the Shakur family tells TMZ that they were unaware of any plans to smoke the artist's remains and would never have agreed to such a thing.

"[Afeni Shakur] would never participate in smoking her son," the family spokesperson said. "[The Outlawz] would have had to sneak the remains past the family member in charge of keeping an eye on the ashes at the memorial."

Despite being less than stoked on The Outlawz claims, the Shakurs are reportedly not seeking legal action at this time.

 

(Photo: Al Pereira/Michael Ochs/Getty Images)

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