Tupac Shakur is back in the news recently after Suge Knight’s son claimed that the “Hailmary” rapper was alive and living in Malaysia. Now an old rumor that Tupac is living in Cuba was given new life when a YouTuber ventured to Caribbean island to see if the scuttlebutt is true.
There is a conspiracy theory that Tupac faked his own death to fool those assassins who had a hit on him. The fact that Tupac released seven posthumous albums only fueled these rumors. One of his final albums was titled “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” or “Makaveli,” which is the name of Italian war strategist Niccolò Machiavelli who pretended to fake his death.
The album is said to contain the last songs Tupac recorded before his fatal shooting on September 7, 1996. Believers point out that if you rearrange the word “Makaveli” it spells out “Am Alive K.” Inside the album sleeve reads: “Exit 2Pac, Enter Makaveli.” The album cover features Shakur as Jesus Christ, seeming to hint towards a death and a resurrection.
Even the CIA doesn’t know where Tupac is.
In an old interview, Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur said her son “chose to leave quietly.”
The unsolved mystery regarding Tupac’s murder gets murkier when the coroner listed Tupac as 6 feet, 215 pounds, but he’s actually 5’10 and 168 pounds.
There are many questions regarding the last photo of Tupac, including why does the date stamp say 9/8/96 and not 9/7/96, the correct date that he was murdered. Why does there appear to be no keys in the car’s ignition?
Tupac often wore a bulletproof vest, so it seems odd that he wouldn’t wear it to such a spectacle as a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas. There were 14 shots fired, four hit Shakur, but they all missed 6’4, 260-pound Suge Knight. Not to mention that the shooter(s) were never found. Eminem recently said that Diddy put a hit on Tupac.
The rumor that Tupac faked his own death and moved to Cuba was started in 2014 by Suge Knight. “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.”
YouTuber CharlieBoyTV went down to Cuba to find Tupac. While many people said they did not recognize the photo of Lesane Parish Crooks, there were some who said that Tupac was alive and well in Cuba. “Yes, I’ve seen him here,” a woman says on the video. One dude gives exact directions on where Tupac can be found. Some locals said that they have seen Tupac in Old Havana. Of course CharlieBoyTV may have used this video as an excuse to talk to beautiful Cuban women.
Tupac’s aunt is Assata Shakur, the political activist and former Black Liberation Army member who murdered a New Jersey State Trooper in 1977. She escaped prison and fled to Cuba and has been living there since 1984 after the Cuban government granted her political asylum. Is Tupac living with his aunt in Cuba?
One person who definitely doesn’t believe Tupac is living in Malaysia, Cuba or anywhere is Chris Caroll. The retired Las Vegas Police Department Sergeant was the first responder in Las Vegas and calls the conspiracy theories “ridiculous.” Caroll said Shakur said his legendary last words to him and the officer held the rapper as he “died in his arms.”