He wants nearly a million dollars for their thievery
Tupac Shakur is still greatly missed after 21 years of being gone; he was ripped from the world far before his time. We hang on to his music, his videos, and his photos as hard as we can just because we can’t let go of him. We want his memory to be perfectly preserved for all of the decades to come; it’s not unusual to see his fans still wearing t-shirts and other pieces of clothing with his image.
One photographer is fighting to get some clothes, featuring a well-known photo of Tupac, destroyed. He said the manufacturers had no right to use it, and it’s not a suitable homage to the late, great musician.
The Late Tupac
The world lost out on years of groundbreaking music and philanthropic works when Tupac Shakur, rapper and activist, was taken from us when he was murdered in 1996. The murder remains unsolved, although people close to the situation are hinting that the information about the killing will soon come to light.
Danny Clinch did a photoshoot with Tupac in the early 90s because he wanted to document the up-and-coming artist. His photos were first published in Rolling Stone in 1993.
One particularly striking photo of a shirtless Tupac, showing off his tattoos with a smirk on his face, wound up on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1996 just after he was assassinated.
Danny was protective of his photos of the slain artist, and he had them copyrighted in 2002. He then enlisted the help of a merchandising company to continue to publish his photos in various places, but their agreement states that Danny has complete control over where the photos end up.
So Danny wasn’t pleased when he saw his famous Tupac photo on cheap t-shirts and jerseys…