Five years have passed since Kanye West rudely interrupted Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards but heâ€™s back into the headlines for insulting one of the rap industryâ€™s most beloved performers, Tupac Shakur.
In a statement thatâ€™s sending shock waves across the music industry, Kanye West dissed Tupac Shakur by calling him the â€œmost overrated rapper in historyâ€ while chatting after a celebrity showing of Jonathan Liebesmanâ€™s newest film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, at the Hollywood Theatre in Hollywood, California.
The gala was hosted by the movieâ€™s stars, Megan Fox and Will Arnett and attendees included a host of musicians and film stars.
The topic of 2Pac came up in conversation when an undisclosed person mentioned to Kanye that his newest studio album, Yeezus, reminded him of Shakurâ€™s breakout record, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Shakur is one of the top selling artists of all-time, with album sales in excess of 75 million and counting, but West is not impressed and didnâ€™t appreciate the comparison.
â€œHow you gonna go compare my music to 2Pac?â€ he said, â€œ2Pac wasnâ€™t no musician. He was an actor. What was he in? Juice? Above the Rim? He was the most overrated rapper in history and you come up in here comparing him to me? A real rapper...a real star.â€