Tupac died on this day 20 years ago… or did he?
The unsolved mysteries surrounding Tupac’s death have led conspiracy theorists to surmise that the rapper is still alive. For example, they argue, of the 14 shots fired, why did only a fragment of one bullet hit the driver, Suge Knight? Why was Tupac not wearing a bullet proof vest (even though he was known to do so on other public outings)? On a normally busy Saturday night in downtown Las Vegas, not one person saw the shooter? Why was the autopsy photo fake? Why did the coroner list Tupac as 6 feet, 215 pounds when in reality he was 5’10 and 168 pounds? The man who was responsible for cremating Tupac retired after doing so, and was never seen again. What did Tupac’s mother mean when she said her son had “chose to leave quietly”? And, of course, there’s his posthumous musical output of seven albums — including The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. Makaveli is the name of Italian war strategist Niccolò Machiavelli who pretended to fake his death, and when you rearrange the letters, “Makaveli” turns into “Am Alive K”. Inside the album, it reads, “Exit: 2pac, Enter: Makaveli.” How do you explain all of this?
The answer is… you can’t. In reality, Tupac is living in Cuba.
Seeking refuge from his immense fame, Tupac faked his own death and moved to Cuba, where his own aunt also lives in exile. Despite his best efforts, Tupac has been spotted on numerous occasions over the years. Suge Knight confirmed as much, telling TMZ in 2014, “Why you think nobody been arrested if they said they the one that killed Tupac? Because Tupac 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.”
Another theory puts Tupac in witness protection after he agreed to help the FBI take down Death Row Records — though the CIA has disputed this.
Either way, Tupac is alive. Long live Tupac.