News

Icona Pop asked Tupac’s mom for permission to use music

Icona Pop asked Tupac’s mom for permission to use music

Icona Pop reached out to Tupac Shakur's mother for permission to sample the late rapper's music. Photo: WENN

Swedish girl groupĀ Icona Pop reached out to Tupac Shakur’s mother for permission to sample the late rapper’s music in one of their songs.

The “I Love It” hitmakers were determined to use a portion of the hip-hop star’s track “Me And My Girlfriend” on their upcoming single “Girlfriend,” but wanted to make sure his mom Afeni approved.

Singer Aino Jawo explains, “We are huge Tupac fans. We made a fun twist: He was singing about his gun, and we’re singing about our friendship.”

“We actually had to write a letter to Tupac’s mom to ask if we could use that part. We sent her the song and she liked it. We’re very honored to be able to use it…”

“It was an email but we asked her personally. It makes more sense. It’s a very sensitive thing. He died way too young.”

The tragic hip-hop star was just 25-years-old when he was shot and killed in Las Vegas in 1996.

Latest Headlines

yesterday in Music

William Hurt exits George Allman biopic

williamhurt

The actor has pulled out of "Midnight Rider," two months after a camera assistant died while filming a scene.

yesterday in Sports

Suns’ Dragic voted NBA’s most improved

suns

Phoenix guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named most improved player.

yesterday in Viral Videos

It’s not Pitbull, it’s Amy Poehler

amy

Do you think she fooled anyone?

yesterday in Music

Housing complex named after Bon Jovi

jbj

A housing complex in Pennsylvania now bears rocker Jon Bon Jovi's initials.

yesterday in Sports

Phelps facing toughest challenge yet

phelps

Michael Phelps has been swimming against the tide all his life.