Man asked to resign from his job the day after emailing 2Pac lyrics to 4,300 co-workers (Report)
When you need to 'Hit Em Up' with some 'Ghetto Gospel.'
A director in Iowa’s Department of Human Services has reportedly been asked to resign because he consistently sent emails to 4,300 employees with song lyrics from the late rapper Tupac Shakur, as reported by Associated Press.
The day after a company-wide email was sent to 4,300 people, he was asked to resign.
As for the content of these emails, Jerry Foxhoven frequently sent messages which praised Tupac’s musical work. He felt that these emails would help break down racist stereotypes about rap music in the office.
The report states that Mr. Foxhoven regularly hosted 'Tupac Fridays' where he would play the rapper’s music in the office.
He also brought 2Pac-themed cookies into the office and some had the iconic phrase “Thug life” written on them.
AP have reported that 350 pages worth of emails with the words “Tupac” or “2Pac” were sent to and from Mr. Foxhoven's email account during his two-year tenure.
It is not immediately clear if Foxhoven was asked to step down on June 17 due to the mass email he sent asking employees to commemorate the rapper’s birthday by listening to one of his songs.
“As the governor has said, a lot of factors contributed to the resignation of Jerry Foxhoven and now Governor Reynolds is looking forward to taking DHS in a new direction,” said a spokesperson for the Governor to AP.
Foxhoven said that he was not given a reason for his removal but expressed doubts that it was solely due to his 2Pac emails.