The Tupac Conspiracy Theory That Would Prove He Actually Fled To Cuba

It's hard to say goodbye to someone who's art, acting, or music has enriched our lives for years. As with any death, society goes through a phase of denial, refusing to believe that the person has passed on from this plane of existence, and thus conspiracy theories sprout like weeds in an untended garden. As Esquire notes, such theories have been cooked up for everyone from Steve Jobs to Bob Marley. Even living celebs can get snagged by crackpot ideas. There are those, for example, who claim that Keanu Reeves is immortal ('cuz we're all in The Matrix, duh). Others say that Avril Lavigne had to go and make things complicated for her producers when she up and died in the early oughties, forcing them to replace her with an actress.

Then there is, of course, the spectacular alleged death of West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur. The establishment would have us believe that the guy who made music about rival gangs killing each other was killed by a rival, but some internet sleuths are just too perspicacious and diligent to believe such gobbledygook. Several outlandish conspiracy theories have been posited over the years since his death, but one involving Communist revolutionaries and enemy state-sanctioned body doubles really takes the cake. Let's take a look into the Tupac conspiracy theory that its proponents believe proves Makaveli still lives today and is hiding out in Cuba.

Is Tupac sipping mojitos on a beach in Cuba?

Rumors alleging that Tupac hadn't died sprang up almost immediately after his death. The world just couldn't accept that he was gone. The Sun reported in 2016 that this was partly due to the fact that his body was swiftly cremated right after an autopsy was supposedly performed on it. The report mentioned that the California loving rapper had been spotted in a grainy photo of Occupy Wall Street protestors in 2011.

Then in December 2019, a man named Michael Nice published a video to YouTube in which he claimed to have faked his own death a year earlier in order to escape death threats and show how Tupac "did" it, too. Claiming to have been Pac's bodyguard, Nice said that he had to fake his own death because he was on the verge of releasing information that would prove that Tupac is still alive, and the shadowy figures ultimately running the show were not happy about that. Anyway, Nice came back from the dead, and revealed to the world that Fidel Castro had helped Tupac fake his death and flee to Cuba. He said he had an ambulance driver friend pick him and then used a "trick" he learned as a boy to stop his pulse. Then he came back to "bury some people" and reveal to the world "who these scumbags are." Several of his videos that purportedly contain "proof" that Tupac is still alive have been posed to a YouTube channel called Icini Studios. Check them out and see for yourself whether you believe Nice or not.

The Cuba theory is just one of several Tupac conspiracies

If you think that a plot orchestrated by Fidel Castro to spirit Tupac away to a Caribbean Communist paradise is far-fetched, you ain't seen nothing yet. According to The Mirror, the Cuba theory is merely one of several absurd ideas that have been cooked up to explain the rapper's tragic death. One theory propagated by filmmaker Rick Boss holds that Makaveli wasn't killed that day in Vegas. He used a body double to sneak off to New Mexico, where he found sanctuary among the people of the Navajo tribe. 

Another theory was put forth by Tupac's friend and producer Suge Knight, who was driving the car in which Tupac was shot. Knight has claimed that he heard Tupac laugh on the way to the hospital after the shooting. He also told the media that Tupac had spoken to him about the idea of faking his own death while they were on vacation in Hawaii. "We was in Maui, you know what I mean, and Pac had, like, never been to Maui," said Knight. "And he got to talking about faking his own death."

Suge Knight's son, Suge Jr., has his own theory of what happened to Pac. He has made public a video shot in Malaysia of a man that he claims was Tupac. Photos that he claims are of Pac posing with musicians like Beyoncé and 50 Cent have been called into question, because Photoshop. Suge Jr. thinks the Illuminati had something to do with Pac's disappearance and defends his position defiantly.