In the 20 years since beloved rapper Tupac passed away, yet he has been ‘sighted’ many times by fans not willing to let the Hip Hop icon go after his untimely death at age 25.
And now, reports are saying that Tupac has been living in Cuba for the last two decades!
Could it be true? After all, tourist travel to the communist country from the US was prohibited until earlier this year.
Tupac Shakur died in 1996 after being gunned down in his car in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson v Benson boxing match. He was cremated shortly afterwards and no memorial was held – and people began to believe that he hadn’t really died after all.
There are a lot of conspiracy theories floating around. Why wasn’t Tupac wearing a bulletproof vest as he usually did, for instance?
A lot of people disbelieve the coroner’s report, which has allegedly got his height and weight wrong – making people think it’s an autopsy of a totally different person. Did Tupac fake his own death? Why would such a successful and young rapper do such a thing.
Tupac was killed by a member of the Crip gang in 1996, but he was also attacked and shot in 1994. Although he was never officially affiliated with any gang, he was still a high-profile rapper who had feuds with others in the profession who had stronger ties to gangs. Maybe he just had enough and wanted to opt out?
Some people believe that he went into Witness Protection as he was helping the CIA take down Death Row Records.
The CIA took to Twitter in 2014 to say they didn’t know where Tupac was… but they didn’t say he was dead!
No, we don’t know where Tupac is. #twitterversary
— CIA (@CIA) July 7, 2014
The plot thickens…
Tupac memorably once said: “I don’t have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.”
Well, I’m not sure about reincarnated but he certainly pops up in all the strangest places…
Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit the best and weirdest times Tupac has been seen alive.
In 2011, Rihanna posted a picture on Instagram of her cuddling Tupac in Cuba. Take a look at this…
Credit: The Reporterz
Another picture of Rihanna and Tupac turned up a few years later…but experts say that it’s just some Photoshop magic. Gutted!
Is this a photo of Tupac wearing a luminous yellow raincoat at the 2011 Occupy demo? If Tupac had been alive during the Occupy movement, you just know the Changes singer would have been into it – he was fiercely political and critical of society.
Is this proof? Credit: YouTube
In 2015, some people claimed Tupac was alive… but not well. Suffering from schizophrenia and living in Sweden, this video of ‘Tupac’ is not hugely convincing. But he did get the headscarf right.
Apparently no longer cool with keepig a low profile, Tupac showed up to the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards in 2014. A bit of a weird one, as everyone there would have either recognised him or have known him personally.
Credit: 88 Beats
Tupac appeared as a hologram at Coachella in 2012 on stage with Snoop Dogg. It blew everyone’s minds at the music festival! Ok, this one definitely happened – but it still counts as a sighting!
As they say, legends never die! Merry Christmas Tupac.