Dr. Dre Shuts Down Rumors of Hologram Tupac Tour

Dr. Dre Shuts Down Rumors of Hologram Tupac Tour

Dr. Dre puts an end to all the speculation.

Published April 23, 2012

With his second of two weekends headlining Coachella behind him, Dr. Dre has come forward to address rumors about the show's scene-stealing star — the hologram of Tupac Shakur. In a video message to fans, Dre made it clear that there are currently no plans for the hologram to go on tour, despite rumors that one might be in the works.

"It was strictly for Coachella, get it right. I want to get rid of all the rumors out there. This was not done for a tour," the Doc said while backstage before Sunday's show. But he also didn't completely rule out the potential for a tour at some point in the future.

"If a tour happens, we'll see. This was done strictly for Coachella 2012," he said.

In the message, Dre also thanked the two companies he worked with to make his vision for the hologram a reality — the audio-visual services company AV Concepts and the Hollywood effects studio Digital Domain.

The arrival of Hologram Tupac caused quite a stir last week on social media. The futuristic performance drew praise from Pac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, spawned a Twitter account in its honor and even got former Death Row founder Suge Knight to raise the possibility that the late rap icon might still be alive and well.

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(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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