There have been many conspiracy theories alleging that Tupac Shakur is still alive, but now fellow rapper Too Short has come forward to say that all is not as it seems when it comes to his alleged death. Legendary rapper Too Short says that he does not believe that Suge Knight put a hit on Tupac but does think that Shakur faked his own death.
In a recent interview with DJ Vlad on Vlad TV, Too Short confidently presented a case that Tupac faked his own death and is still alive to this day. “I believe Tupac didn’t die,“ Too Short said in the interview. DJ Vlad replied, “fo’ real?” and the rapper laughs and says, “Vlad believes everything he reads.” Vlad responds that he has interviewed several people who were there at the crime scene when Tupac was allegedly gunned down during a drive-by shooting on the night of September 7, 1996.
DJ Vlad previously interviewed Chris Caroll, a retired Las Vegas Police Department Sergeant who was the first responder in Las Vegas when Tupac was shot. Carroll alleges that Tupac “for all practical purposes died” in his arms in the Las Vegas street and has gone on record to say the rumors that Tupac was alive and living in Malaysia are “ridiculous.”
Too Short, born Todd Anthony Shaw, responds by saying, “Okay, that’s cool. You’ve interviewed people who’ve seen the dead body and all that, it’s cool. You must live with your truth, but I’m telling you,” Too $hort says. “I’m just saying that every politician did not die of a f*cking car crashes, some of them motherf*ckers got killed. Some of them plane crashes were deliberate. So spill the sh*t over to hip-hop man, it is a possibility. It ain’t… believe me, it ain’t just open and shut bruh.”
At 25-years-old, Shakur attended the Mike Tyson fight against Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reportedly, Tupac got into an altercation with Crips gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand Casino. The two were separated and Shakur left with Suge Knight in his 1996 black BMW 750iL, which was on auction two years ago for $1.5 million.
The BMW stopped at a red light on the main strip when a white Cadillac pulled up alongside to Pac and Suge then unleashed a barrage of bullets around 11:15 pm. Tupac was hit with four bullets including twice in his chest. Shakur, whose birth name is Lesane Parish Crooks, was rushed to the hospital but died from his drive-by injuries six days later. A former member of the rap group Outlawz is sure that Orlando Anderson was not Tupac’s killer. To this day, Tupac’s murderer has never been identified or brought to justice.
The conspiracy theories that Tupac AKA Makavelli faked his own death and moved to Cuba and Malaysia have been around for years. The first rumor was started by Suge Knight in 2014. “Why you think nobody been arrested if they said they the one that killed Tupac? Because Tupac not dead,” the Death Row boss told TMZ. “If he was dead, they’d be arresting those dudes for murder. You know he’s somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar on an island.”
Suge Knight claims he paid $3 million for Tupac’s cremation and the person quickly cremated Shakur the day after his death. However, Tupac’s social security number was not registered in the official death index. Another strange thing is that the person who did the cremation has reportedly not been seen ever again. There are rumors that Tupac faked his own death as well as unconfirmed reports that Shakur’s ashes were mixed with marijuana and smoked by members of the Outlawz.