Tupac Shakur’s life was tragically cut short when he was killed in a drive-by, but many people suspect he is still alive.
Tupac, commonly known by his stage name 2Pac, is considered one of the greatest artists of his era, having sold millions of albums long after his death in Las Vegas.
Who was Tupac?
Tupac was an American rapper who epitomized 90s gangsta rap and became an icon after his death.
His mother, Afeni Shakur, an active member of the Black Panther Party, raised him and his sister Sekiiwa in New York.
Tupac is one of the best-selling rappers of all time and has sold 75 million albums to date.
He often detailed the struggles of African Americans in his music, making him representative of an entire generation.
How old was Tupac when he died?
Tupac was born on June 16, 1971 in Harlem.
The famous rapper was only 25 years old when he was mortally wounded.
Tupac’s last words to his friend Suge Knight were “You’re the one they shot in the head – you shot in the head” because he thought the Death Row Records boss was hit.
Compton mobster Keffe D. Davis has since bragged about his alleged role in the murder, detailing how he and his nephew Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson shot Tupac before fleeing the scene.
Davis wrote that he received a gun to kill Tupac in retaliation for Pac beating Anderson after the Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand in September 1996.
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What do we know about his death?
Tupac was shot and killed at an intersection in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996, by a shooter in a white Cadillac with four passengers.
The car he was in stopped at a red light when it was hit by 40-caliber bullets fired from a Glock.
Tupac was shot four times in the chest, arm and thigh and died of his injuries six days later in a coma in the hospital.
Suge, who was with Tupac at the time, was driving to the hospital in the wrong direction before crashing into the median at the intersection, police said.
The police believed “thug” Anderson was responsible, but police documents showed they were actively looking for “suspects”.
Las Vegas detectives have apparently ruled out the LAPD’s longstanding notion that Crips member Anderson pulled the trigger.
“Disclosure of investigation records may alert interested parties or possible suspects in the investigation … which may lead to the destruction or concealment of evidence,” the 2018 letter said.
Anderson always denied murder, and two years later he was never charged until his death in the Compton shooting.
What conspiracy theories are linked to his death?
Shug also said that Tupac talked about faking his own death while they were on vacation shortly before his death in the Showtime documentary American Dream/American Knightmare.
His son, Suge Jay Knight, is convinced that Tupac lives in Malaysia and that his death was staged by the Illuminati.
Many “sightings” over the years have led people to believe that the star faked his death, while others are convinced that he lives in plain sight.
On his 2002 posthumous track Better Dayz, Tupac said, “Wait for me as you wait for Jesus to return.”
Locals in Old Havana, Cubathey claimed to have seen him walking there, and there were also videos of men who looked like him.
Conspiracy theorist Michael Nice also said that he and former President Fidel Castro helped get Tupac to Cuba because he was being attacked.
Tupac lives in plain sight?
Director Rick Boss thinks Tupac escaped into New Mexico through University Medical Center in Vegas, using a doppelgänger or a helicopter, where he remains under the protection of the Navajo tribe.
But private investigator Jimmy Poole is convinced that the Ghetto Gospel rapper lives in Belizewhere a Tupac look-alike poses with a fan.
Photos of celebrities such as Beyoncé and 50 Cent posing with Tupac have also been circulated online, but it is not known if they are genuine.
But some people think that Tupac is actually being held in jail. Los Angeles prison after “recently found” booking records from 2017 and 2019 were found to match the rapper’s identity.
Ex Con YouTuber Cody Lachey stated that when he was looking for Tupac Amaru Shakur and his date of birth, two recent entries surfaced.
The first is from April 14, 2017, and the second is from April 26, 2019, including his height and weight, but may be fictitious names.