In the twenty-two years since his death, the memory of American rapper Tupac Shakur has never diminished throughout the music industry.
In fact, more of his music has been released since he died, aged just 25, than when he was alive.
However, some people have always maintained Tupac never died. Though many theories persist, a murder suspect has never been confirmed.
Recently though, former Death Row Records CEO, Suge Knight, has reignited the fire behind the Tupac conspiracy, saying he knows who killed the rapper. A man suspected of being involved in Tupac’s murder also came forward earlier this year to confess his connection to the killing.
However, it seems some people are still hanging on to the theory Tupac is actually alive and well, including Suge Knight’s own son.
Suge J. Knight took to Instagram yesterday (October 2), to post a series of messages and photos regarding the late rapper and his firm belief he’s still alive.
After posting a quote in front of a picture of Tupac, which read ‘never stop trying. never stop believing/ never give up. your day will come.’ [sic], Suge then posted a photo which simply said:
TUPAC IS ALIVE.
He then posted a number of photos, including screenshots of conversations implying the illuminati are after him.
In one of the photos, with the caption ‘I did this for y’all’, a screenshot from a message reads:
You said too much
Time for you to go
To which Suge replied:
The truth will be out and I’m not going anywhere
He also posted pictures which apparently show 50 Cent and Beyonce hanging out with Tupac:
In his most recent photo, posted five hours ago (at the time of writing), Suge said: ‘I’m safe and just know it was self defense. [sic]’ with the hashtag, #killuminati.
He also captioned the photo:
Just know. They been tryna destroy powerful names and legacies. I saw what I saw and they saw me. [sic]
In his Instagram story, the rap mogul’s son also claimed Tupac was living in Malaysia:
Last month however, a British conspiracy theorist claimed to be part of the team who helped Tupac fake his own death, and knows where the rapper is actually living – in Cuba.
Michael Nice has said he was part of a team of people who helped Tupac escape Las Vegas and smuggled him to Cuba. Nice believes the rapper is living on an island.
Nice said, as per the Mirror:
Why you think nobody been arrested if they said they the one that killed Tupac? Because Tupac is not dead. If he was dead, they’d be arresting those dudes for murder.
You know he’s somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar on an island.
Nice claims to have been working for a far-left political party in the 1990s, and heard a hit had been put out on Tupac, so Nice and his team were deployed to get him out of the country.
He added, although Tupac did get shot, he was only injured, and they were able to help the rapper escape the country.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.