A White Man Named Tupac Shakur Was Arrested in Tennessee and the Internet Had Jokes | 22 Words

Tupac Shakur is alive and well... And he has been living out his days as a white man in Tennessee, apparently.

But Tupac hasn't been keeping too low of a profile, because he has recently been arrested for aggravated assault, resisting arrest, simple possession of methamphetamine and having unlawful drug paraphernalia. News of his arrest hit the headlines and, with the internet been the internet, the Tupac jokes began flooding in thick and fast.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see the internet's brilliant response to white Tupac's arrest...

Tupac Shakur was brutally murdered in the 1990s.

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The musician was embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers and was murdered in a drive-by shooting in the September of 1996, leaving behind an influential musical legacy at the young age of twenty-five.

Tupac was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996.

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Many people believed that rival rapper, Biggie Smalls, was behind the murder of Tupac, as the rapper had believed he'd organized a prior shooting in which he had escaped unharmed a couple of months earlier. Biggie Smalls was murdered in a similar shooting just months later.

And, to this day, Tupac's murder remains unsolved.

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And many people - die-hard Tupac fans in particular - have resorted to some quite interesting conspiracy theories.

Is Tupac still alive?

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Conspiracy theories have raged ever since Tupac was shot, as his murder has never been solved, with many fans speculating that Tupac faked his own death to get out of the gang wars.

Many people believe that Pac is alive and well...

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And is simply living in a different country under a completely new identity.

There have been many rumors...

Many different theories as to where Tupac could be hiding out have been brought forward. Though some believe he could be living out his days in Cuba. A 2010 interview with Treach, a fellow rapper and friend of Tupac, found him answering a supposedly off-the-record question of “Is Tupac really dead?" with a seemingly assured statement: “Last time I saw him he was in Cuba, man."

And, on top of these rumors...

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There have been many supposed "Tupac sightings". Yes, people claim to have actually seen the rapper out and about. It seems unlikely to me...

Some people are convinced that the rapper is still alive.

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From Cuba to Somalia, to South Africa, and even several locations across the U.S, countless people have claimed to have seen Tupac alive and well throughout the past decade.

But the most recent Tupac sighting is a bit confusing...

Because it's a white man from Tennessee.

Yes. A white man called Tupac Shakur.

Quite baffling but hey, we're living in 2019. Anything goes nowadays.

Meet Tupac.

Okay, he may not be the Tupac we were all thinking of... But Tupac Amaru Shakur is legitimately his real name. Shakur was arrested on Saturday in Johnson City, Tennessee, after pulling a knife on police, according to a news release.

Shakur clearly hasn't been behaving since his rapping days.

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Classic Tupac. The forty-year-old Elizabethton man was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, simple possession of methamphetamine and having unlawful drug paraphernalia.

And, since his highly-publicized arrest...

The internet has gone into a meltdown, with Tupac fans reeling in disbelief and hilarity at their favorite musician's name-sake.

First thing's first...

This guy couldn't look less like Tupac if he tried.

Many pointed out that, despite the blatant fact that this guy isn't Tupac...

This guy's gangster behavior could well and truly make him the real Tupac. I feel so confused...

And there were plenty of lyric references...

Because of course there was.

And some noticed Pac's big error...

He changed his race, he changed his age... But he didn't change his name. School-boy error, Tupac!

And some mixed him up with other rappers...

It can happen to anyone!

Though many simply noticed how haggard poor Pac looks nowadays.

Faking your own death is bound to take a toll on your appearance, right?

Though some of us are going to need more convincing...

I'm going to need to see a birth certificate to believe that this man is named after the rapping legend... Or maybe he is Tupac after all?