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MTV to make Shakur documentary

MTV plans to make a documentary film on the life of Tupac Shakur, the 25-year-old rap star killed in a 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. His mother, Afeni Shakur, will be the documentary’s executive producer.

“The past five years have been extremely painful watching and listening while others incorrectly attempted to define who my son really was,” Shakur said Monday. “Now, through patience, the strength of my family, and faith in God, the true story of Tupac will finally be shared with the world.”

Lauren Lazin, vice president of MTV News and Documentaries, will direct and produce the still untitled documentary.

Van Toffler, president of MTV Productions, said the documentary will include previously unreleased footage and photos of Shakur, as well as his poetry and letters.