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Ex-Iran president who banned music saddened by rapper’s death

The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, tweeted condolences following the death of American rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

The former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, tweeted condolences following the death of American rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

The tweet included a quote of the lyrics to Tupac’s posthumously released, “Baby Don’t Cry (Keep Ya Head Up II)”, provoking speculation that the ex-president could be a secret West Coast hip hop fan.  

Some pointed to Ahmadinejad’s hypocrisy quoting a Tupac song when, as the newly elected president in 2005, he banned all Western music from appearing on Iranian state TV and radio.

Most users resorted to expressing their confusion with GIFs, perhaps unable to articulate appropriate words for the out of character tweet.

Others had to verify the user’s account, worried that the post was a hoax.

Some music aficionados appreciated the ex-president’s accuracy when it came to Tupac’s lyrics, with Talk2Jack thanking the former official “on behalf of the Crenshaw district”, which Tupac referred to in his songs.

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