The Shakur family does not play when it comes to their own.
Complex reports that Sekywia Shakur — sister of the late rapper 2Pac — has taken legal action against their late mother’s estate executor with accusations of him committing embezzlement.
Both Sekyiwa and the Tupac Shakur Foundation claim that Tom Whalley refused to surrender personal items belonging to the legendary rapper, including cars, jewelry, artwork, and more.
Whalley became the executor of their late mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis’, estate after she died in 2016. Originally the items belonged to the “California Love” emcee before he passed in 1996.
“He has effectively embezzled millions of dollars for his own benefit,” Sekyiwa wrote in court documents. “Whalley has unreasonably enriched himself at the expense of the beneficiaries and in bad faith by taking excessive compensation in a position from which he should properly be barred based on the inherent conflict of interest.”
"Abuse" Of Power
Not only is Sekyiwa accusing Whalley of embezzlement, but she claims that he “used and abused his powers” and gave himself the role as manager of Amaru Entertainment.
Shortly after becoming the executor over the estate, the lawsuit alleges that after naming himself manager, Whalley released some of 2Pac’s music through the label in turn putting $5.5 million into his own pockets.
Howard King, Whalley’s attorney, denies the allegations saying that Whalley served as a “friend and confidant” to both the late 2Pac and Afeni. He also says that Afeni gave Whalley the management title prior to her death.
King also calls the accusation “disappointing and detrimental” and says that he’s “confident that the court will promptly conclude that Tom has always acted in the best interests of Amaru, the trust, and all beneficiaries.”
Only time (and the courts) will tell how all of this pans out.