Hip hop mogul Suge Knight gave a memorable speech to some TMZ cameras last night and while there many highlights to his awesome rant, the part that's getting the most notice today is Suge's casual claim that Tupac is still alive.
The legendary rapper is widely agreed to have been shot to death in 1996. His music remains popular and influential, and dozens of celebs recently paid tribute on Twitter for the 17th anniversary of Tupac's death.
But Suge says all the memorials are for naught, as the supposedly slain icon is alive and well and "smoking a Cuban cigar somewhere."
Knight offers little evidence to support his claim, but does make the valid point that it's a bit suspicious that no arrests have been made in connection with Tupac's murder in the 17 years since it happened.
The Death Row Records founder was reportedly with Tupac the night of his murder and this is not the first time Knight has claimed Tupac is still alive.
Suge's brief interview has also raised eyebrows for his disparaging remarks about fellow record producer Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs.
"B!tch ass Puffy can give him a star...when every rat in the world say he's the one killed Tupac," Suge stated during his frequently confusing rant.
Combs has yet to reply to Suge's comments, but we could be looking at the start of a 90s-style East Coast/West Coast rap beef. Ah, nostalgia!
For his part, Tupac has not yet confirmed or denied that he is still alive.
What do you think? Is Tupac really dead?