'Tupac selfie' - is the rapper alive and well?

YouTube footage allegedly showing that legendary rapper, Tupac, is still alive after his death in 1996. Photo / Youtube
YouTube footage allegedly showing that legendary rapper, Tupac, is still alive after his death in 1996. Photo / Youtube

A pretty unbelievable new photograph claims to show Tupac Shakur alive and well - 20 years after the rap megastar was gunned down in Las Vegas.

According to The Sun, a picture posted on a video clip on YouTube has left shocked music fans asking if the Harlem-born rap star is really alive and living in hiding.

Tupac was shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996 in a murder which remains unsolved. The 20th anniversary of his death will occur in September.

Since his death, the music world has been flooded with conspiracy theories about who was behind the shooting and dozens of reports have claimed the controversial rap star is still alive.

The YouTube video, titled 'Tupac is alive new proof 2016,' claims it has the most convincing evidence the fallen rapper is still with us.

It is claimed the man is "Tupac guys 100% same eyebrows and lips".

The jacket the man is wearing is only said to have been released onto the market in 2012.

Tupac's selfie from Youtube video. Photo / Youtube
Tupac's selfie from Youtube video. Photo / Youtube

The subtitles in the video state the photo is a "selfie" taken in 2015 on a phone "made in 2011" - 11 years after his death, reports The Daily Star.

The video then plays a song by rapper Kasinova Tha Don, who sounds just like the former rapper and actor. He has repeatedly refuted claims he is Tupac.

The video received a mixed reaction on YouTube.

One woman wrote: "The guy in the thumbnail looks about the right age, but I hate to see that he's wearing a bandanna."

"This isn't the nineties anymore, show me some real s***, this look like any regular old fool with a nose ring trying to pass himself off as Tupac."

Another wrote: "I can't believe it, he's really alive! My dad is going to be so happy!

Earlier this year Thereportez.com claimed Tupac was living a secret life in Cuba and an alleged photograph of the rapper emerged with pop star Rihanna, who would have been just eight at the time of his death.

Rihanna pictured with rapper Tupac. Photo / Youtube
Rihanna pictured with rapper Tupac. Photo / Youtube

The murder case remains unsolved.

Peace out, 'Tupac'.

- news.com.au

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