Deceased rap legend Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur has excited many Tupac fans as she has given her approval to Broadway director Kenny Leon to create a musical about her son.
The producers of the musical made it their priority to reach out to Afeni and ask for her approval. According to TMZ, Afeni was appreciative of their gesture and is "ecstatic" about the project.
The title fo the musical will be Holler if You Hear Me. The release date has not been decided yet.
As reported by TMZ:
A new Broadway musical about Tupac Shakur just overcame one MASSIVE roadblock -- TMZ has learned, producers have obtained the approval of the rapper's notoriously protective mother ... who LOVES the show.
A rep for the Shakur family tells TMZ, producers personally gave Afeni Shakur a rough preview of "Holler If You Hear Me" -- the new musical by black theater legend Kenny Leon, based on Tupac's music.
According to the rep, Kenny wanted Afeni's approval before proceeding with the show -- and he GOT IT ... we're told Afeni was "ecstatic" and can't wait for the show to premiere.
The musical isn't about Tupac personally -- it's a fictional story about two childhood friends in a Midwestern industrial city and their extended families.
A Broadway premiere date hasn't been set -- but we're told Leon plans to start casting next week.
Along with Afeni, we too are extremely ecstatic!