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Tupac's Mom

Coachella Hologram

Was Frickin' AMAZING

4/16/2012 11:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Afeni and Tupac Shakur
Tupac
's famously protective mother Afeni Shakur agrees with the rest of the planet -- the rapper's resurrection at Coachella this weekend ... in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram ... was mind-blowingly awesome.

A rep for Afeni tells TMZ, she was absolutely positively THRILLED with Tupac's virtual performance -- when he appeared alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg during the headlining show at Coachella last night ... walking back and forth across the stage like he was actually present.

Afeni didn't attend the performance -- but we're told she watched it unfold live on the Internet ... but while it was thrilling, the entire experience was bittersweet.

The rep says Dr. Dre asked Afeni for approval to incorporate Pac into his performance -- and she said yes. As a thank you, we're told Dre made a donation to the rapper's charity ... The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.

TMZ also spoke with Dre's crewmate Daz Dillinger -- who tells us, Nate Dogg was originally supposed to appear as a hologram as well, but the decision was made at the last minute not to use him. Nate got a video tribute instead.

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Big Jim Slade    

So did they go whole hog and create Tupac's virtual entourage sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room?

887 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

Such a lovely group of people.

887 days ago
3.

Tim    

Dear Momma..........

887 days ago
4.

lander    

Coachella is for losers who couldn't get into Burning Man. And Burning Man is for complete C O C K suckers.

887 days ago
5.

Stormy    

He hung out with thug's....live like a thug....die like a thug.

887 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Nice. Dre went all out.

887 days ago
7.

OooooNooo!    

. . . it was so real, gun shots were fired from the crowd. . .

887 days ago
8.

Rachel    

His poor Mother has been through a loss of a Son, so how nice it was for her to have the illusion of having him back, even if it was just for a little while. RIP Tupac!

887 days ago
9.

milli    

lovely.........

887 days ago
10.

Steelers suck    

Not the whole planet! Some of us aren't all that impressed with the gangsta/thug. His mom is probably just seeing dollar signs!!! Next up, the Jacksons and Cissy Houston!

887 days ago
11.

V    

Levingston you mean like Elvis... No i don't understand that either...

887 days ago
12.

Mork12    

Lucifers tricknology to resurrect demons

887 days ago
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jona    

"Tupac's famously protective mother Afeni Shakur "

wtf?

887 days ago
14.

brad    

I bet that Tupac hologram freaked out a bunch of people at Coachella. Maybe they thought Tupac was a ghost haunting them or something. I bet it took some hardcore computers and special cameras to do that hologram. It's WAAY better than the holograms from the "Star Wars" movies. It's just amazing what these high tech geniuses can do these days.
The people who did this hologram for Tupac ought to do the same thing for ELVIS at a Las Vegas show sometime. Everyone's been joking about "Elvis sightings" for decades you know. They should bring him back for one last concert. Who knows, maybe people will like it so much that they'll make a regular Elvis hologram show in Vegas.

887 days ago
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Riichie    

Beautiful!! Its crazy how some certain type of people will always have negative comments, oh well you guys dont matter anyway lmao!! Anywho this was amazing:-)

887 days ago
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