Tupac relative says the Trump campaign was 'clearly disrespectful' to leave a ticket for the late rapper at the vice-presidential debate

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Vice President Mike Pence and the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, at Wednesday night's vice-presidential debate in Salt Lake City. ERIC BARADAT,ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
  • President Donald Trump's campaign left a ticket for Tupac at Wednesday night's vice-presidential debate, according to the New York Post.

  • The dig came after a recent interview in which Sen. Kamala Harris said Tupac was the "best rapper alive."

  • Mopreme Shakur, Tupac's stepbrother, told TMZ that the invitation by the Trump campaign was "clearly disrespectful" to the late rapper's loved ones.

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President Donald Trump's campaign left the late rapper Tupac Shakur a ticket to Wednesday night's vice-presidential debate as a dig to Sen. Kamala Harris following a recent interview, according to the New York Post.

In an interview with Angela Rye last month, Harris was asked who she thought was "the best rapper alive."

"Tupac," the Democratic vice-presidential nominee responded, chuckling after she realized her error.

The Trump campaign's senior adviser Jason Miller confirmed that a ticket was left for the '90s rapper at the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Harris, the New York Post reported.

"I can confirm that we have left a ticket for Tupac Shakur, who as we know is Sen. Harris' favorite rapper alive," Miller told journalists during a conference call. "I don't know if he shows up. I'm personally more of a Biggie fan if he's still alive, but we will have a ticket waiting for Mr. Shakur."

One of Tupac's family members told TMZ that the Trump campaign "was clearly disrespectful" to the late rapper's loved ones with the invitation.

"We should know Trump's lack of respect for the Black and brown community," Mopreme Shakur, Tupac's stepbrother, told TMZ.

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