Tupac's Deadbeat Dad Shut Out Of Estate
December 10 [16:45 EDT] -- Tupac Shakur's biological
father won't be sharing in his son's fortune.
The contributions of William Garland were
"miniscule" according to Judge Arnold Gold when it
came to the care and support of his son as a child, thus the
New Jersey trucker was not entitled to any part of the late
rapper's estate, much less the 50% share Garland was seeking.
According to a Nando News Service report, Shakur's mother,
Afeni, had strenuously fought the petition. Judge Gold heard
mostly her testimony during a three-day trial that showed
Garland's contributions to his biological son's upbringing
were not much more than $820, a bag of peanuts and a ticket
to the movie "Rollerball." Garland didn't see his
son for 15 of the rapper's 25 years.
Shakur was shot in 1996. His estate remains tied up with
various legal actions which could be worth millions by the
time it's all sorted out.