Coachella is a time and place for all sorts of desert wackiness to go down—especially with Snoop Dogg in attendance (just check out his smoke-able book that was released at the fest).  That said, one moment during the headlining Dr. Dre and Snoop performance on Sunday night crossed them realm from wacky and dovetailed into just plain strange, if not tacky and/or kind of offensive.

The deceased rapper Tupac Shakur appeared in the form of a hologram during the Snoop and Dre set on Sunday night, performing with Snoop on “Ain’t Nothin’ Like A Gangsta Party,” and generally spooking the hell out of everyone in attendance who wasn’t stoned out of their heads.

If it seemed like a crass attempt to cash in on the nostalgia for a murdered friend and performer on the parts of Dre and Snoop, well, that’s because it was.  But one can also hope the strange holo-act was also at least meant to be a tribute to their fallen comrade, and not just a “hey, remember this guy?  Isn’t it neat that he’s singing with us now?” stunt.

Tupac wasn’t the only surprise “performer,” as Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar and Warren G all appeared onstage in guest spots.

Check out Tupac’s performance below, but be warned—the performance contains extremely rough language.  Probably not something you play when the boss is around.

What do you think of the holographic Shakur?

Source:  Calgary Sun