Tupac Shakur has been rumored to be alive since his Las Vegas murder in 1996. However, a newly discovered ‘selfie’ from 2015 seems to reinforce those rumors and fans of Tupac are anxious to reveal that the selfie is really him and not a random look-a-like.
Fans have analyzed the photo that was taken last year in 2015 and have made some discoveries that seem to prove Tupac Shakur is alive and well. For starters, the image was captured in 2015, which seems to immediately dispel that he was murdered in 1996, but instead survived or faked the entire death. Somehow Tupac’s fans were able to discover that the phone used to take the selfie is a 2011 model, further proving that the image could not have been resurrected from prior to 1996 and re-uploaded in 2015. Still another clue to its authenticity is the jacket that Tupac is wearing. The jacket model did not appear in stores until 2012, 16 years after Tupac’s alleged murder, according to Metro.
Conspiracy theories surrounding Tupac’s death have been circulating since 1996, many claiming he is alive and well, hiding out in Cuba where he could live in peace without cameras following his every move. In 2012, Suge Knight even admitted that Tupac might be alive and well, according to the Daily Mail, although many felt he was just stirring up rumors.
“Maybe the question is, Pac’s not really dead. Pac’s somewhere else,”
Tupac alive and well. Selfie taken in New Zealand. https://t.co/167lU2rNmD
— Jake Davis (@DoubleJake) August 28, 2016
The selfie is fairly convincing, especially the details such as the phone model year and the jacket production year, but many fans are on the fence and feel that it is just another attempt to resurrect the slain rapper.
“Anybody who claims this guy is still alive is a… idiot. You can’t hide in todays (sic) electronic day and age… stop drinking the conspiracy kool-aid you half-wits.”
Other photos have surfaced in the past, each revealing proof that Tupac Shakur is alive and well. However, all of them have been proven to be false and manipulated in some way. However, the newest selfie photo has caused quite a stir on the Internet, causing many to believe that the only way this selfie could have been faked is if a man that looks identical to Tupac Shakur was the one posing for the image. Although possible, many fans believe it is unlikely.
At the time the selfie was taken, Tupac Shakur would have been around 44 years old. Some that are not convinced have claimed he does not seem to have aged a day since his death. Others feel that removing the stress of fame from his life has kept him looking youthful.
Since his death, Tupac has released new songs that were supposedly written prior to his death. However, more conspiracy theories claim that details in the songs reveal current references that he could not have known about prior to his alleged death.
— Trends Zimbabwe ™ (@TrendsZim) August 28, 2016
Although the Tupac Shakur selfie is convincing, many fans wonder why he would take a selfie and chance being discovered after being in hiding for so long. They wonder if it is possible that he might be ready for a comeback, to reveal his presence to the world, and take the music scene by storm once again.
Like Elvis Presley and Andy Kaufman, rumors of Tupac being alive are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Added rumors that his body was never actually identified after his murder perpetuate thoughts that he is still alive.
What are your thoughts regarding the selfie? Is it possible that Tupac Shakur is actually alive and well? Is he potentially putting out feelers to see if it is time to make a comeback?
“Lost before I had a chance to find my way. Now I travel through life, not knowin the time of day.”
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