Suge Knight, music mogul and certified OG, continues to espouse the popular conspiracy theory that his late friend Tupac Shakur is ...
... well, not late. 'Pac is among the living!
This is not the first time the former infamous Death Row Records honcho has said that Tupac is alive. Nor will it be the last, we're guessing.
Even though he personally witnessed the rap legend's murder with his own eyes in 1996, he’s still not convinced that Shakur is deceased.
In the forthcoming special Who Shot Biggie & Tupac, Knight discusses this topic of never-ending fascination - and explains his reasoning.
"When Pac died... if he really did, you know,” Suge, who is awaiting sentencing for an unrelated murder, said via telephone from jail.
“I mean when I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking. So I don't see how someone can turn from doing well to doing bad.”
Really? That's his reasoning?
A shooting victim taking a turn for the worse doesn't strike us as that hard to believe (nor are what we're told were Tupac's last words).
Although the documentary's interviewers were not buying Suge’s theory for this reason, he assures us that there is a strong possibility.
Is it really possible, though?
Could 2Pac have faked his death and/or disappeared without a trace and somehow still be alive to this day, over two decades later?
“I’m gonna tell you with Pac, you never know," Knight says, unconvincingly, though Suge's involvement in the case certainly is intriguing.
On September 7, 1996, 14 shots were fired at a car, six of which hit Tupac; Suge was driving at the time, and both men somehow survived.
Six days after the fact, on September 13, Tupac passed away at the age of 25 due to the injuries he sustained in the drive-by shooting.
The case has never been closed.
Earlier this year, Suge issued an affidavit in which he claimed the culprits behind the shooting were actually targeting him and not 'Pac.
Suge says he has known for years "that [ex-Death Row Records security chief] Reggie Wright Jr. and his ex-wife Sharitha" were behind it.
This was done as a plot to gain control over the record company, he alleges, while an LAPD insider recently provided a different theory.
Unreported in the initial investigation, the source says, was that Tupac was heavily indebted to Knight, and that set off a chain of events.
“[Shakur] wanted to get out of jail," says the insider.
"He basically signed his life away to Suge [Knight, as Death Row kingpin]. He didn’t want to do it, but when he does that they own him."
Tupac “immediately [became] enemies with the Crips” due to Suge's links to the LA gang Mob Piru, which was "built off of Death Row.”
This insider doesn't go into too much more detail, but another theory involves Suge's wife Sharitha Golden of murdering Tupac personally.
Golden has denied that allegation.
The only thing we can say with certainty is that the intense interest in 2Pac's life after death continues unabated, and may outlive us all.