Snoop, T.I., YG, Alicia Keys and More Honor 2Pac at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Presenter Snoop Dogg speaks about 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Snoop, T.I., YG, Alicia Keys and More Honor 2Pac at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony

Everything we know about the emotional event.

Published April 7, 2017

Tupac Shakur has officially been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, becoming the first solo hip hop artist to ever receive the honor. 

To commemorate the occasion, Pac's close friend Snoop Dogg paid a very special tribute to the late rap icon, alongside T.I., Alicia Keys, YG and Treach

It was a special and emotional night for all involved, especially Snoop, who reportedly "jumped at the chance" to pay tribute to his friend. While the ceremony won't be televised until April 29 on HBO, here's everything we know that went down:

  1. Snoop Shared some backstage moments with this fans:

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

  2. YG, Treach, and T.I. were also in the house:

    A post shared by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on

  3. Pharrell joined the tribute:

    Dogg n skateboard p . Tupac hall of fame ceremony ✔️

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  4. Later, Snoop took the stage to make an emotional speech about his late friend:

    Snoop Dogg talking about his friend, Tupac Shakur. #RockHall2017

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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Presenter Snoop Dogg speaks about 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  5. #Tupac #SnoopDogg #Rock&Roll #HallofFame #HipHop #Music

    A post shared by Joe Downie (@joedownie2017) on

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Presenter Snoop Dogg speaks onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  6. These are moments we'll never forget!! #tupac #rock #rockandrollhalloffame #hiphop #rap

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  7. Alicia Keys performed a medley of snippets of 'Pac songs, including "I Ain't Mad at Cha" and "Ambitionz As a Ridah"

    Alicia. No further text needed. #rrhof #tupac

    A post shared by Kelly Perdomo (@productionmomma) on

  8. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Alicia Keys performs 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  9. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Alicia Keys performs 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  10. T.I. paid homage to Pac's music and his style, performing "Keep Ya Head Up"
    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  T.I. performs 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  11. Treach performed "Hail Mary"
    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Treach performs 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  12. ...while YG and Snoop turned up to "Gangsta Party"
    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  YG and Snoop Dogg perform 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  13. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  T.I. and Snopp Dogg perform in honor of 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  14. NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07:  Snoop Dogg performs in honor of 2017 Inductee Tupac Shakur onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

We can't wait to see the performances during the broadcast later this month. Rest in peace, Pac.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Kevin Kane/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

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