Kamala Harris names Tupac the 'best rapper alive' 24 years after he was shot ...

Kamala Harris named Tupac the 'best rapper alive', 24 years after he was shot dead in a Las Vegas drive-by.  

The Democratic vice presidential candidate made the gaffe during an interview with CNN's Angela Rye at the NAACP's virtual convention Friday, sending social media users into overdrive and fueling fresh debate around the 'Tupac Lives' conspiracy. 

'Best rapper alive?' Rye asked Harris in the videoconference interview. 

Harris paused for a second and answered: 'Tupac.'

Kamala Harris named Tupac the 'best rapper alive', 24 years after he was shot dead in a Las Vegas drive-by in an interview with CNN's Angela Rye at the NAACP's virtual convention Friday

Kamala Harris named Tupac the 'best rapper alive', 24 years after he was shot dead in a Las Vegas drive-by in an interview with CNN's Angela Rye at the NAACP's virtual convention Friday

The two women started laughing and Rye pointed out that the New York rapper has been dead for more than two decades.

'He's not alive!' cried Rye. 'You say he lives on?'

Harris laughed and replied: 'Not alive, I know, I keep doing that.' 

Rye jokingly defended the gaffe, pointing to the conspiracy theories that Tupac could be alive: 'Listen, West Coast girls think Tupac lives on; I'm with you. So Tupac keep going.'  

'I keep doing that,' Harris repeated and then seemed to struggle to come up with the name of any living rapper to answer the question.

'Who would I say? I mean there's so many, you know?' she said.

'There's some I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane but others...' 

Rye laughingly replied 'I don't know what that means' before Harris, without elaborating on her meaning, told her to move on from the question.

'Keep going, keep going, keep moving Angela,' the former DA said, to which Rye replied: 'That was not supposed to be a stumper.' 

The two women laughed and Rye pointed out the New York rapper has been dead for more than two decades

The two women laughed and Rye pointed out the New York rapper has been dead for more than two decades

Tupac Shakur (pictured) was shot dead in a drive-by in Las Vegas on September 7 1996. Wild conspiracy theories have circulated for years that he is still alive

Tupac Shakur (pictured) was shot dead in a drive-by in Las Vegas on September 7 1996. Wild conspiracy theories have circulated for years that he is still alive

Tupac lives: Some of the wild conspiracy theories 
Fidel Castro helped smuggle him into Cuba. There have been numerous supposed sightings of the rapper in Old Havana where many locals believe he lives. Conspiracy theorist Michael Nice claimed Tupac survived the drive-by shooting and he and then-Cuban leader Fidel Castro helped get him into the country because there was a hit on his head.  He is living with the Navajo tribe in New Mexico. Filmmaker and conspiracy theorist Rick Boss claims Tupac was either injured in the shooting and escaped in a helicopter or used a body double to fake his death. He flew to New Mexico via the University Medical Center in Vegas and is being protected by the Navajo. His death was staged by the Illuminati. Suge J. Knight, the son of former Death Row Records CEO and Tupac's friend Suge Knight who was in the car when Tupac was shot claims Tupac is living in Malaysia and his death was staged by

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