While everyone from Nas to Raekwon praised Dr. Dre’s decision to bring a hologram of Tupac Shakur onstage to perform live at Coachella, the move has left some artists with a bad taste in their mouths. Now, in a recent interview with Vibe, Brick Squad representative Waka Flocka Flame explains why he didn’t like the virtual performance.
Flocka said that he felt the hologram was a kitschy cash-grab that exploited the death of a legendary artist. He added that it still doesn’t sit well with him despite the fact that Dre made a donation to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation and received the blessings of Afeni Shakur prior to following through with the plan.
“I hated it, I don’t think that shit needs to be done,” he said. “That shit wack. I don’t think they should be doing that. ‘Cause they getting paid off a dead man’s body…that shit still ain’t cool [that the charity got paid]. You don’t know what a dead man be wanting to do…you gotta let that man rest in peace. He’s a great.”
Check out the full interview below.