The photo belonged to the 38th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, which took place two years before the death of 2PAC. At the 38th Grammy Awards, KISS was the co-presenter with the American rapper 2PAC.
“Feb 28, 1996. Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss make a surprise appearance at 38th annual Grammy Awards Recording Academy donning KISS makeup and gear for the first time in 17 years,” KISS wrote in the caption of the photo they shared. “Band co-presented the ‘Best Pop Performance’ with 2PAC.”
One of the legendary rappers in history, Tupac Shakur, best known with his stage name 2PAC, was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
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#KISSTORY: Feb 28, 1996 @genesimmons ,@paulstanleylive , @acefrehleyofficial & #PeterCriss make surprise appearance at 38th annual Grammy Awards @recordingacademy donning #KISS makeup & gear for first time in 17 years! Band co-presented the "Best Pop Performance" with @2PAC.