For all the conspiracy theorists that believe the late, great Tupac Shakur is still alive, here’s another far-fetched story to add to your “sources.” In the latest tall tale in regards to the untimely death of the rap legend, a retired police officer, David Myers, is allegedly claiming that he helped orchestrate a ruse to fake ‘Pac’s passing. From a hospital where he is reportedly in critical condition, Myers says that he was paid $1.5 million to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes.
“The world needs to know what I did. I’m ashamed that I let a price be put on my word and I cannot die without letting the world know,” Myers said, according to The Mirror.
The well-known story of Shakur passing is that he was tragically gunned down in Las Vegas on September 13, 1996. According to Myers, 30 people were paid to help with the plan, including police, paramedics and witnesses. He also claims that Suge Knight – who is currently behind bars facing murder charges – was in on the scheme. Myers also added that a $50,000 was paid out for a body double to be taken to the morgue.
The Mirror presents the story as an unlikely one, highlighting that one of the first sites to publish Myers’ story used a fake photo to represent the former officer on his deathbed. This is not the first time, however, that Shakur has been suspected to still be alive. In a YouTube video that has garnered nearly a half million views, one user highlights the differences between the infamous photo of ‘Pac and Knight before he was killed, and the police footage of authorities investigating the scene:
Is there any validity to the conspiracy theories, or are have fans just had a hard time letting go? Sound off.