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.
via: GettyThe 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.
via: GettyMany 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.
via: GettyAnd many people - die-hard Tupac fans in particular - have resorted to some quite interesting conspiracy theories.
Is Tupac still alive?
via: GettyConspiracy 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...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: GettyThere 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.
via: GettyFrom 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.
via: GettyClassic 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...
@XXL His spirit lives on— Late Sorrow (@Late Sorrow)1571670551.0
First thing's first...
@TMZ @yashar The resemblance is astonishing.— Giuseppe Franco (@Giuseppe Franco)1571692639.0
Many pointed out that, despite the blatant fact that this guy isn't Tupac...
@callmemrfresh1 @JCPress Lmfao!! Technically he is a real Tupac!— CrazyBill (@CrazyBill)1571622528.0
And there were plenty of lyric references...
Keep ya head up https://t.co/fAUMxei1qi— Zach Harper (@Zach Harper)1571622047.0
And some noticed Pac's big error...
@JCPress Damn Pac went all out to change his identity after faking his death in Vegas. Although he did make the one… https://t.co/s9MxNZJkv9— James Banicki (@James Banicki)1571625332.0
And some mixed him up with other rappers...
@talkhoops Didn't realize he'd become Post Malone— Shu (@Shu)1571622567.0
Though many simply noticed how haggard poor Pac looks nowadays.
@TMZ He hasn’t aged well.— I support free speach (@I support free speach)1571693109.0
Though some of us are going to need more convincing...
@TMZ Oh c'mon...that can't be his real name! What a joke! There's been only one Tupac Shakur and such a unique name… https://t.co/1D3fDKqhsR— Ryann Nicole Angel ☮💜⚜ (@Ryann Nicole Angel ☮💜⚜)1571696814.0