Tupac Shakur is alive and well, and is most likely living in Cuba.
Since the rapper’s “death” in September of 1996, there have been a massive amount of conspiracy theories concerning the rapper’s true whereabouts. While stopped in Las Vegas traffic, a white Cadallac drove up beside the Shakur and his friend Knight, and fired fourteen shots into the Shakur’s vehicle. Out of these fourteen shots, only four hit Shakur, and not a single bullet hit Shakur’s friend Knight, despite the fact that he was an enormous, 6’4, 260 pound man. The bullet that was said to have killed Shakur punctured his lung, and he died in the hospital a week later due to internal bleeding. In a world where we found Bin Laden in a cave on the other side of the world, the white Cadillac that was said to be responsible for Shakur’s death was never found within the meager city limits of Las Vegas. Furthermore, in a video interview a few years after Shakur’s alleged death, his mother stated that, “In the end, he chose to leave quietly”.
But did Tupac Shakur ever really die? This question has been raised consistently for almost 20 years not, mostly due to the unusual circumstances surrounding his death. Not only did no one ever see Shakur in the hospital except for his mother and the hospital staff, but his body was kept hidden from the public as well. Shakur was cremated, and the man who cremated him actually retired immediately after doing so, and has not been seen since. Furthermore, the coroner’s report stated that Shakur was 6’0 and 215 pounds, while his driver’s license reported him as 5’10 and 168 pounds.
In 1984, Assata Shakur, Tupac’s aunt, fled to Cuba and was granted political asylum. For decades, Cuba was the one country in the world that the United States wanted nothing to do with. The United States was more than happy to stay out of Cuba’s affairs, and therefore made an almost perfect safe haven for anyone who sought to disappear from the American eye. As Tupac already had an aunt living within the country, Cuba presented itself as a perfect opportunity to disappear forever. However, with the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba, Shakur may face a re-emergence into the world within the forseeable future.