News: Tupac's Mom Catches Break In Drug Arrest, Court Hearing Delayed Through Summer

Monday, May 10, 2010 6:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

Late rapper Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni, reportedly caught a break in her recent drug arrest as today's court hearing was delayed until August.

According to reports, the court appearance has been rescheduled.

A court hearing for the mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur has been rescheduled. Agents with the state division of Alcohol Law Enforcement charged 63-year-old Afeni Shakur Davis on April 16 with felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance. A hearing scheduled for this morning in Robeson County District Court was continued until Aug. 24. (Fay Observer News)

Afeni was reportedly arrested on April 16 in North Carolina.

The mother of late rapper Tupac Shakur was arrested earlier this month by state alcohol agents. Afeni Shakur Davis, 63, of the 2900 block of Crystal Lane in Lumberton, was charged April 16 with felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance and simple possession of a controlled substance. (Fay Observer)

Afeni later posted a jail bond to avoid spending time behind bars.

She is out of jail on a $10,000 bond, and her court date is scheduled for May 10. Shakur is a Lumberton native who is best known for her work as a political activist and former Black Panther. She also is the mother of rapper Tupac, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996. His murder remains unsolved. Since her son's death, Afeni has managed Tupac's unreleased music and poetry, selling millions of albums since his death. (ABC News)

Last year, Ms. Shakur was involved in a legal suit based on an alleged pre-planned Tupac biopic.

According to the complaint, a written contract was in place for life rights, with Morgan Creek claiming that Amaru is "refus(ing) to honor and perform a contract of a production of the film based on the life of Tupac Shakur." The company seeks damages and other relief. But late Wednesday (February 18), Amaru's lawyers denied the existence of a deal. (Billboard)

Check out past footage of Afeni Shakur down below:

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