The mother of 2Pac filed for divorce from her husband, a preacher, six weeks before to her passing. In March 2016, TMZ broke the story of Afeni Shakur and Dr. Gust Davis’ split. The pair have reportedly been living apart since early 2015, according to the rumor website.
Afeni Shakur passed away on May 2 at her Sausalito, a suburb of San Francisco, after having a heart attack.
What you need know about the man she was about to be divorced from is as follows:
1. Davis allegedly desired to keep his Jaguar car and half of 2Pac’s wealth.
According to TMZ’s coverage of Davis and Shakur’s divorce, he requested half of the $20,000 monthly alimony that she was getting from her son’s estate. It was partly because they didn’t have a prenuptial agreement. Shakur was trying to get a North Carolina judge to reject his request.
According to TMZ, Shakur was the one who filed for divorce in North Carolina. The primary points of contention were money, their belongings, which included a 50-acre ranch in North Carolina, and Davis’s desire to retain his Jaguar vehicle. Shakur was reportedly residing on a houseboat in Sausalito, California, at the time of the filing, according to TMZ.
2. He Identifies on His Facebook Page as a “Prophet”
In one of his Facebook profiles, Davis goes by the name Dr. Gust Davis, but in another, he goes by Prophet Gust Davis.
At Bladenboro, North Carolina’s Straightway Holiness Church of Deliverance, he delivers sermons. North Carolina’s Bridgeton is Davis’ hometown. Davis provides frequent updates on happenings pertaining to 2Pac’s legacy during his marriage to Shakur.
In the meantime, Davis states in the “About” part of his prophet page, “I am living to live again.” I’m in the hands of the master.
3. In the hometown of Afeni Shakur, he also has an organic food ranch.
In addition to his religious activities, Davis is the owner of an organic food farm called Sunset Ranch Organics, according to his LinkedIn page.
The business is situated in Lumberton, North Carolina, the hometown of Afeni Shakur. Davis launched the company in 2005.
According to WRAL, Shakur was detained in Lumberton in April 2010 on suspicion of possessing marijuana and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Davis claims to be a graduate of Campbell University in Raleigh, North Carolina, on his LinkedIn profile. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of Lumberton’s Robeson Community College.
4. His brother used to be a nationally ranked boxer and is currently an NAACP activist.
The brother of Davis is also a man of God. Rev. Tony Davis is listed as a nationally ranked boxer, an army veteran, and an NAACP activist on the website of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pleasantville, New Jersey. He and his brother were both students at Bridgeton High School in New Jersey.
5. Shakur Never Wed Billy Garland, the Father of 2Pac
The renowned rapper 2Pac was born in June 1971 in Harlem, New York City, to parents Afeni Shakur and Billy Garland. At the time of his birth, both of his parents were involved in the Black Panther Party. His parents never got hitched. Sekyiwa, the sister of 2Pac, was born to Mutulu Shakur, who Shakur later married.
After meeting at a Black Panther office, Billy Garland claimed XXL Magazine in 2012 that he had a “short affair” with Tupac Shakur, which resulted in 2Pac.