EXTRAORDINARY claims murdered US rapper Tupac Shakur is alive and well have re-emerged.
Twenty years after the death of the Harlem-born rap icon, conspiracy theories claiming he was not shot dead in 1996 continue to rage on.
There is no convincing evidence Tupac Shakur survived the drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
But now the son of rap mogul Suge Knight said he believes the All Eyez On Me hitmaker could still be alive.
The former boss of Death Row Records – who was with 2pac the night he was murdered – previously claimed the late Do For Love Rapper is still alive and living in Malaysia.
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WITNESS: Suge Knight was with Tupac Shakur the night he was shot (Pic: Getty)
And now his son has sensationally announced that he is currently in the studio working on new music.
Suge J. Knight made the claims on his Instagram this weekend while sharing images of ‘New Death Row’ on the same day.
In an image, he wrote: “I got Pac back in the studio.
“New music coming,” before adding in the caption, “This ain’t a joke”.
**Tupac has been sighted in THESE places**
TRAGIC: Tupac Shakur was gunned down in LA in 1996 (Pic: Getty)
ALIVE? Suge Knight’s son claims Tupac is back in the studio (Pic: Instagram)
After seeing the backlash he was receiving for his claims, Suge Jnr said in another post: “First they call you crazy. Then they doubt you.
“And then they forget how they was treating you at first. Ion [I don’t even] take it personal just an observation.[sic]”
Using the Q&A feature on Instagram Story he told a fan New Death Row is coming, suggesting a continuation of his father’s famed record label Death Row that released music for hip hop legends like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac in the 90s.
Suge Jnr’s recent claims come months after he said Pac’s fatal shooting in Las Vegas was staged.
CRIME SCENE: Tupac was in this car when he was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas (Pic: Getty)
RAPPER: Suge Knight claims the rapper is alive despite fatal shooting in 1996 (Pic: Instagram)
Knight – who made a fortune after launching Snoop Dogg’s career – was in the car with Tupac when he was gunned down in Las Vegas.
In an unrelated case, he was recently sentenced to 28 years in prison after striking a plea deal for involuntary manslaughter.
The hit-and-run incident took place at a restaurant car park in Compton, Los Angeles following an argument between Suge and the two men on the nearby set of N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
Tupac died in hospital from respiratory failure and cardiac arrest one week later on September 13 aged just 25.
TIMELINE: How the events of Tupac’s fatal shooting unfolded (Pic: DS)
LEGEND: Hip hop star Tupac was shot at the age of 25 (Pic: Getty)
“He’s in the studio”
Suge J. Knight
His killer has never been identified.
Speculation has been rife that the icon had faked his own death with several photos emerging purporting to show the star alive and well.
Some conspiracists claim he was knocked-off by the Illuminati secret society in response to his album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory.
Another theory suggests it was in response to a brawl breaking out between the Bloods and Crips gangs following the Tyson bout that night.
Others believe Tupac is still alive – with one wacky conspiracy claiming Shakur lives with his aunt in Cuba.