Suge Knight's son makes bizarre claim that Tupac is alive and he knows where he is
Hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur was a man of two sides. On one hand, he was an artist and a visionary and is still one of the biggest names in rap music today. A true renaissance man, Tupac's work sought to expose the racial and social inequality he believed was destroying America on from the inside, and his music explored the dark and dreary existence of people living 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. Not only that, but he was also hugely influential to an entire generation of other rappers.
But despite this, Tupak's life was also marred by violence, scandal, and controversy, all of which culminated in his eventual murder. His often-confrontational attitude made a number of enemies, and this was exacerbated by the famous East/West coast rivalry. He escaped death after being shot five times and robbed in the lobby of a recording studio in New York City, and served a prison sentence as a result of rape charges made against him (which he vigorously denied).
In Las Vegas on the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot four times in a drive-by shooting, and died six days later of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Centre. Ever since then, fans that are unwilling to accept the circumstances of his demise have advanced numerous conspiracy theories, claiming that Tupac actually faked his own death, for unknown reasons, and is still alive and well among us.
The latest of these comes courtesy of Suge Knight Jr, the son of Death Row Records CEO, Suge Knight. Knight Jr claims that he knows where Tupac is and that he is still alive, living under an alias in Malaysia. In a series of Instagram posts, Knight Jr uploaded a number of screenshots of conversations which he's supposedly had with the rapper, and captioned them "never stop trying. never stop believing/ never give up. your day will come ... Just know. They been tryna destroy powerful names and legacies. I saw what I saw and they saw me. [sic]" In one message, 'Tupac' supposedly wrote "You said too much. Time for you to go."
However, recently a man suspected of involvement in Tupac's murder confessed to his own connection to the hit. Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis stated that he was in the car when a member of his gang opened fire on rapper in Las Vegas, stating: "I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you the story about the Tupac killing. People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth. All the chicks was like ‘Tupac’, and he was like ‘hey’ like a celebrity like he was in a parade. If he wouldn’t even have been out the window we would have never have seen him. [sic]"
So is Tupac still with us? It seems extremely unlikely, but personally I want to believe.