Conspiracy theorist claims he's found Tupac Shakur alive and well

Conspiracy theorist claims he's found Tupac Shakur alive and well

There's no doubt that Tupac Shakur is still one of the biggest names in rap. His music exposed the racial and social inequality in modern society, and the horror of life and death in the ghetto.

Despite these introspective and political themes, Tupac still managed to attain an incredible amount of commercial success and sold approximately 75 million albums worldwide, and proved hugely influential to a generation of other rappers in the 90s.

But then, tragedy struck. On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The rapped died six days later of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Centre.

Since then many fans of his advanced numerous conspiracy theories, claiming that Tupac actually faked his own death and is still alive and living in hiding secretly.

An image of Tupac. Credit: PA Images

The video in question shows the cameraman hiding behind a bush while filming the Tupac doppelganger, who is smoking a cigarette and speaking on the phone. The footage was later uploaded with the title: 'Finally A Footage of Tupac alive in 2020. Age 48'.

Have a look at the footage of the so-called sighting: 

Back in 2018, a man named Michael Nice who claimed to be a former bodyguard of Shakur, claimed he'd actually helped Tupac fake his death and escape to Cuba.

Nice told TMZ: "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. It was me, my brother, the pilot, Tupac as the co-pilot and two Panther guys on the jet."

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He added: "We took off and immediately knew we were safe, we felt good and it was like escaping from prison. There were hugs and handshakes when we finally managed to get him to Barbados. Then my brother helped him get to Cuba from there. Kadafi was doing some kind of hand signals - he looked kind of funky. I saw them alive way after their said deaths."