Tupac American Music Awards 1996

Tupac American Music Awards, On This Day

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On this day 22 years ago Sinbad hosted the 23rd annual American Music Awards. Attending the show would be Tupac Shakur, along with Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg and MC Hammer.

On this very same night Tupac would run into Bone Thug-N-Harmony. The infamous photo which can be seen below was Tupac’s call. Tupac would tell Bone Thug-N-Harmony this is for the world to see.

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Bone Thug-N-Harmony was nominated for best rap artist of the year but ended up losing to Coolio.

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Tupac would go on to win best rap artist the following year in 1997. Read – Tupac Nominated For AMA

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