Tupac Shakur Filed For Unemployment, Kentucky Gov. Thought It Was A Joke

Kentucky governor apologizes to Tupac Shakur

April 30, 2020

Christopher Polk / Staff


46-year-old Tupac Shakur filed for unemployment benefits last month in Kentucky, but everyone at the state capital, including the governor, thought the name on the application was some sort of prank.

Yes, this man has the same name as the late rapper. He filed for benefits after losing his job as a cook due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He has been waiting for his unemployment benefits since March 13th and said, "I've been struggling for like the last month trying to figure out how to pay the bills."

Governor Andy Beshear mentioned his name during a Monday news briefing, when he provided an update on state unemployment claims saying, "we had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky,  And that person may have thought they were being funny."

Later that night Shakur’s phone number was verified that he in fact was a Kentucky citizen and not a prankster.

On Tuesday, Beshear called Shakur to apologize and also cleared his mistake in a news conference later that day saying, "I talked to him on the phone today, and I apologized. I told him how it happened, but I owned it. It's my fault."

Shakur said, "I understand, he's dealing with a lot. Mistakes happen."

So all is good in the hood now!

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