Tupac’s return may be more real than believed
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 20:07
As many of you are already aware, and as my column last Friday explained, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and friends resurrected Tupac Shakur as a computer generated hologram at Coachella Music Festival during their performance.
Prior to this momentous occurrence, rumors and conspiracy theories of Tupac staging his own death were pertinent, hypothesizing that he is indeed still alive; after last Sunday’s charade, several rap enthusiasts and Tupac diehards are further researching the idea that Mr. Shakur, in fact, did not die in a fatal Las Vegas shooting in 1996.
After leaving the MGM Grand Hotel on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, following the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon, Shakur was allegedly shot five times and promptly taken to a nearby hospital. He then effortlessly attempted to recover from his wounds for almost a week and was pronounced dead on Sept. 13, a Friday.
Interestingly enough, there are no photos of Tupac, a globally recognized rap icon, in the infirmary during this battle for life. Moreover, press was not allowed to attend the memorial services for Shakur and it was mysteriously cancelled days later in Los Angeles, Calif. and Atlanta, Ga.
Suge Knight, executive producer of Death Row Records, was behind the wheel in the vehicle when Shakur was blasted. Of the 12 bullets fired at the automobile, only one “grazed” Knight.
When police attempted to interrogate Knight about the shootings and events of the night, he initially agreed to the questioning but never ended up attending or complying with their requests. On the morning of April 24, 2012, Tuesday, Suge explained on a Los Angeles radio station KDay that Tupac indeed faked his own death and is still alive.
When Knight was asked if anyone had Tupac’s body after he was presumed dead on the 13, he replied, “Nobody seen Tupac dead. The person who supposedly cremated Tupac, this guy got about $3 million personally from me in cash and next thing I know I never heard from the guy or seen him again. He retired and left.”
The cremation, which transpired the day after his death, was performed without an autopsy. Ballistics tests appear to be nonexistent and, if such examinations were performed, the results were not released to the public.
If this isn’t suspicious enough, attempt to wrap your mind around these facts regarding the matter.
The drive-by assailants that slayed Tupac drove a white Cadillac, which was never found, identified or recovered after they fled. How far could these people flee and how long could they hide in the middle of Nevada? It’s a huge desert!
Additionally, this white Caddy was able to initially evade Tupac’s entourage who protected him in vehicles while armed to the teeth. Once the shooting took place, these hired bodyguards did not chase the suspects or fire back in retaliation. There were also no eye witnesses or key suspects to this gunfire.
Where was the Las Vegas Police Department when this happened? Civilian vengeance and revenge violence, albeit absent from this case, is normally discouraged by authorities and law enforcement agencies nationwide.
If a group of people robbed a casino, don’t you think there would be a tenacious helicopter chase through the desert till they were seized and reprimanded? How is this case involving a bloody drive-by “manslaughter” on the Vegas strip any different?
Just prior to the shooting, Tupac changed his stage name to Makaveli after the release of his fifth (and final) studio album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The alteration to his persona is thought to be a direct influence from a book entitled “The Prince” by Niccolo Macchiaveli, which Shakur read during his stint in prison. Macchiaveli, a 16th Century philosopher, believed and advocated that staging one’s own death is an effective way to gain power and evade enemies.
Shakur’s music video, “I Ain’t Mad at Cha” was released several days after his death. The track, off the album “All Eyez on Me”, depicts Tupac as an angel in heaven after being shot coming out of a theater with a friend — very similar to the happenings of that fatal night in Vegas. Could he have been foreshadowing his own death?
In another of his music videos, dubbed “Hail Mary”, which hologram Tupac performed at Coachella two weeks ago, there is a shot of a tombstone reading Makaveli that bears a large crack in the stone and has a hole dug where he should be buried. Could this be representative of resurrection?
There are many other suspicious happenings surrounding this incident and the lyrics of Tupac’s tracks released after his death, as well as lyrics of other living musicians, refer to his longevity.