1996 would bring with it the passing of one of music’s most beloved rappers. Tupac Shakur’s life was taken in Las Vegas, NV, in an unsolved incident that may or may not be connected to the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. a year later. Shakur was such an enduring figure in pop culture that almost instantly, rumors of his passing being fake began to circulate. Pac had survived a similar incident in 1994, so some felt like he would pull through again. Death Row C.E.O. Suge Knight added to this speculation, alleging during questioning that Pac might have faked his passing.
Suge Knight felt very strongly about Tupac possibly being alive and passed that idea on to his son. Suge Jacob Knight Jr. took to social media and posted an image of a man believed to be Tupac. Rocking a red bandana, the man does bear a striking resemblance to the slain rapper. Knight Jr. believes that Pac is alive and living in Malaysia. He also said that the Illuminati had silenced Tupac from speaking out.
In an interview with Yahoo!, he opened up more about his beliefs and the posts he made online. “When I said it, the whole world stopped. I got 200 thousand followers in 2 days. So, pretty much, the reason I did it, there’s a purpose for it. There’s a real good message of why I did it.” Knight insisted that the answers would be revealed in his VH1 series Love & Listings but never further elaborated on if he was telling the truth or not.
RollingStone Magazine ran a story in 2020 where a local Las Vegas filmmaker tried to prove that 2Pac was indeed alive and living in Mexico. Rick Boss believes that 2Pac escaped the medical center in Vegas and relocated to New Mexico. He then got assistance from the Navajo tribe to cross the border. Rick Boss also believes that 2Pac was aware of plans to end him that night and had a body double in the car to help him escape. Boss says that he got this information directly from 2Pac friends and family and is convinced it is true. He says his father was also in the Black Panthers with 2Pac’s mother. The lead actor of the film did not believe the story but decided to be a part of the movie because he wanted to be a part of 2Pac’s legacy.
Michael Nice is a former bodyguard for Tupac Shakur and one of the many people who believe he faked his passing. Nice is so convinced that he too faked his own passing in 2018 and returned a year later to prove it was possible.
Michael believes that 2Pac faked his passing and snuck to Cuba with the help of Fidel Castro. Nice recalls 2Pac expressing his interest in faking his passing during a trip to Maui. He alleges that 2Pac themed his last video around himself dying on purpose. The video he’s referring to is “I Ain’t Mad at Cha,” where 2Pac performs as a guardian angel for the majority of the video.
There’s A New Image Surfacing Across Social Media
Some fans are eager to keep this idea alive and have even stated that some of 2Pac’s images circulating online look like they were taken recently on a camera phone. On June 17th, a Twitter profile posted a photo of 2Pac in a green suit against a wall covered in green vines. He’s rocking gold accessories and his signature bald head and goatee. “Tupac’s pictures after his death are fresher than some of ours alive,” he says. While some agreed, others called the picture out for clearly being cleaned up with photoshop to look more current.
is 2pac truly dead or alive, because his pictures are so clean like he took them with Samsung S22 🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/uBrZUgXHlF— Mavins 🇨🇦🇧🇷 (@Landlorduh1) June 18, 2022
A few days ago, his brother Mopreme did a red carpet interview where he said “he’s still alive.” Mopreme spoke of him in the present tense and said his brother would not appreciate some of the movies and stories told about him since his “passing.”
Mopreme himself said Tupac is alive..thats 2pac’s brother by the way for the slow ones pic.twitter.com/PxGgPis7SO— Tae money (@Taemoney89) June 16, 2022