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Is Tupac still alive? Is he living in Cuba? Was Biggie involved? The idea that the story was "faked" is fuelled by several conspiracy stories that continue to pop up over the years...
Suge Knight claims he paid an astonishing $3 million for Tupac's cremation the day after he died. However the man who carried out the process allegedly disappeared and has never been seen again. There were also inconsistencies in the crematory process - for example Pac's social security number was not registered in the official death index. Picture: Getty
Tupac also went by the stage name Makaveli – which was the same name as Italian strategist Niccolò Machiavelli who pretended to fake his death. Also, if you switch around the letters in Makaveli you get “Am Alive K”. Tupac’s ‘The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory’ album, was also released under that name and featured him as Jesus Christ on the cover – who came back after seven days.
There has been endless speculation about the possibility of both Biggie and Tupac still being alive. But could Pac still be alive in Cuba? A video which has had nearly 2 million views on YouTube shows Suge Knight joking around with a man that looks a lot like Tupac, whilst in Cuba. However the clip only shows the back of Pac's head.
Death Row Records boss Suge Knight was in the car with Tupac when he was shot and some people believe he may have been involved. Although no link has ever been proved, the mogul was charged with murder after allegedly running over two men and killing one following an argument on the set of Tupac movie ‘All Eyez On Me’ in 2015.
Many fans believe that Tupac was killed by the FBI in an attempt to end “violent rap culture”, in the midst of the infamous West Coast Vs East Coast Hip-Hop war. There is also a belief that they killed The Notorious BIG for the same reason. However this has never been proven.
Some fans still believe Tupac was sending cryptic clues to his fans though music. On Richie Rich’s 'N***** Done Change', he rapped: “I’ve been shot and murdered, can’t tell you how it happened word for word but best believe that n***** gonna get what they deserve.” On another song called 'Life Of An Outlaw' he raps: "all for the street fame on how to be managed, to plan s***, 6 months in advance to what we plotted, approved to go on swole and now I got it.”
Tupac was good friends with The Notorious BIG until Pac was shot and robbed in the entrance of a New York music studio in 1994. Tupac then sparked a feud with Biggie after accusing him and Puff Daddy of having some involvement, which they both denied. After Tupac’s death, Biggie was also infamously killed a drive-by shooting.
Tupac fans have noticed that the number 7 is a frequent consistency throughout his life. He was shot on 7th September, aged 25 (2+5), he officially died at 4:03 p.m. (4+0+3=7), his birthday is the 16th June (1+6) etc. Some people believed he would return after seven years however Hip-Hop fans are still waiting! Picture: Rex
One of the most popular theories surrounding the death of Tupac, is that gang banger Orlando Anderson was the killer. Pac was involved in a fist-fight with Anderson while walking through the Las Vegas MGM Grand, following Mike Tyson's boxing match. Anderson was later shot to death in Compton very soon after Tupac's death, following a gun battle that left two other men dead.
Hollywood actor and comedian Faizon Love believes Snoop Dogg had the connections within the Crips gang, to stop any potential threats on Tupac's life. In an Instagram Live session he added that Pac's "tension with Snoop set off a chain of events” that ultimately led to his untimely death. Picture: Getty