Snoop Dogg inducted Tupac into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Snoop gave an emotional speech about the late rapper to the packed arena. Pitchfork reported that Snoop said, “While many of you remember him now as some kind of thugged-out superhero, Tupac knew he was only human. It’s a fact that he never shied away from—he wore it like a badge of honor.”
Snoop also called Tupac, “the greatest rapper of all time,” and said, “Pac embraced those contradictions that proved that we aren’t just a character in someone else’s comic book. To be human is to be many things.”
Later, Alicia Keys performed a tribute to Tupac that included “Ambitionz Az A Ridah” and “Changes.”
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Journey, Electric Light Orchestra, and Yes.