Kamala Harris names Tupac 'best rapper alive'

Tupac Shakur during Party For Cowboy Noir Thriller "Red Rock West" at Club USA in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Tupac lives! 

At least in the heart of Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.

The California senator faces ridicule after naming the iconic West Coast rapper "the best rapper alive," 24 years after his death.

Sen. Harris dropped the gaffe during an appearance on the NAACP's virtual convention Friday:

“Not alive, I know, I keep doing that,” Harris said with a laugh.

Conspiracy theories have swirled around whether Shakur really died after his 1996 murder in a drive-by shooting. A killer has yet to be brought to justice.

Harris eventually passed on the question.

“There’s some (rappers) I would not mention right now because they should stay in their lane,” Harris said.

Sen. Harris is set to debate Vice President Mike Pence on Oct. 7.