Yesterday (May 3) was met with the sad news that Afeni Shakur had passed away at the age of 69. Today (May 4), it was learned that Afeni had taken one last incredible step to guard her son Tupac’s legacy. While she is no longer around to keep a protective eye open, she set up a trust to control all of Pac’s music rights before her death and, according to a rep for his estate, her paperwork was flawless.
As reported, Afeni named the perfect executor to handle Tupac’s catalog, calling on the former head of Warner Bros. Records, Tom Whalley.
The trust is very specific about heirs, with the money going to select charities and family. Additionally, taking it one step further, Afeni’s estranged husband, Gust Davis, is nowhere near the trust, so Tupac’s money and music will be untouchable once that divorce is finalized.
Amen! Also, interestingly enough, Tupac's mother worked with Howard King, the same attorney Prince worked with, who said that Afeni was very meticulous about her paperwork, which is why there shouldn’t be any future legal battles looming.
Mama always knows best.
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