Tupac Shakur’s holographic appearance at last weekend’s Coachella festival might not quiet those fans who still believe the rapper is alive. But seeing any version of him might have comforted those who go with the conventional wisdom that he’s very much dead.
On Monday, reports circulated that the projection – really more of a 2D image than a hologram created by Hollywood’s Digital Domain Media Group Inc. – might go on tour.
But Tuesday afternoon, the New York Times reported that a spokesperson for Dr. Dre called any such outing premature, while a spokesperson for Digital Domain confirmed to the Times that Dr. Dre had never approached the company about doing a tour. “This was just a stand-alone project,” the spokeswoman, Julie Miller, told the newspaper.
Original reports claimed that Dr. Dre and Snoop hoped to tour together, along with the virtual Tupac, whose Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation is based in Stone Mountain .
But for now, it seems not even the rapper’s manufactured ghost will be performing.
(Check out the Coachella image here.)