Kamala Harris Says Deceased Rapper Tupac Is the ‘Best Rapper Alive’

HANOVER, NH - APRIL 23: Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a Town Hall at Dartmouth College on April 23, 2019 in Hanover, New Hampshire. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
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Democratic Party vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris named deceased rapper Tupac as the “best rapper alive” in a recent interview with CNN commentator Angela Rye.

Kamala Harris answered “Tupac” when asked to name the “best rapper alive.”

“He’s not alive,” reacted Rye. “Listen, west coast girls think Tupac lives on, I’m with you. I’m with you.”

“I keep doing that,” said Harris. “Um, who would I say?”

“I mean, there’s so many,” continued Harris, appearing to attempt to think of a rapper to name. “I mean, you know, I — there are some that I, I, I would not mention right now, because they should stay in their lane, but, um, others, I… go on. Keep moving.”

It wasn’t long before Harris was getting roasted online.

“She said 2Pandering, I mean 2Pac,” tweeted actor Michael Rapaport.

The Trump campaign also roasted Harris.

“Oops! Vice Presidential Nominee Kamala Harris Names 2Pac as ‘Best Rapper Alive,’” wrote James Hirsen.

“Kamala Harris asked, who’s the best rapper alive? She answers @2PAC Then says ‘Not alive, I know, I keep doing that,’” tweeted Washington Examiner’s Emily Larsen. “Tries to think of another living rapper. ‘There’s some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane.’”

“The same Kamala Harris who said she smoked weed while listening to 2pac…. before his first album came out,” reacted Washington Examiner’s Carly Ortiz-Lytle.

“UMM?? Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris names 2Pac as the ‘BEST RAPPER ALIVE…” wrote Chuck Callesto. “SHES BEEN SPENDING WAY TOO MUCH TIME WITH JOE BIDEN…”

“Everyone’s dunking on Kamala Harris but real ones know both 2pac and Bigs are still alive,” said Kevin Glass.

“Kamala Harris don’t know Tupac dead. I cannot,” tweeted another user.

Last February, Harris said she listened to Tupac and Snoop Dogg while in college. But Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986. She got her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1989. Tupac’s first album wasn’t released until 1991 and Snoop Dogg’s first album was released in 1993.

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