Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Tupac Shakur have squashed their beef.
State officials are working to resolve an unemployment claim filed last month by a man named Tupac Shakur… no… he is not related to the rapper 2pac Shakur….The governor pointed out on Monday in a press conference as an example of fake claims that Tupac Shakur had filed a claim…. And believed it was a fake unemployment claim.
“The governor was advised that a fraudulent claim had been filed in the name of Tupac Shakur. It now appears that a Kentuckian by that name has filed a claim,” The govenors spokesman said…. He goes on to say “This morning, Gov. Beshear called Mr. Shakur to apologize. The Office of Unemployment Insurance is working to resolve the claim.”
With all eyes on him at his daily coronavirus press briefing Monday afternoon, Beshear used the filing to make a point — fraudulent claims filed in Kentucky are slowing up unemployment distribution for others in the state who really need that money. More than 100,000 people filed for unemployment last week alone, records released Thursday show.
“We had somebody apply for unemployment for Tupac Shakur here in Kentucky,” Beshear said Monday. “That person probably thought they were being funny, they probably did — except for the fact that because of them, we’ve got to go through so many other claims, and one person thinking that they were funny, using somebody else’s identity is going to make tens of thousands potentially of other people wait.”