It was posted by Suge Knight Jr, son of the rapper’s record producer, with the caption “updated video from Malaysia”.
Uncertainty has surrounded the death of the iconic raper, who was pronounced after a drive-by shooting 22 years ago.
Many refuse to believe the legendary musician is no longer with us – but a truth-seeker has now casted scorn on Knight’s most recent claims.
Debunking the theory, the host of YouTube channel Lions Ground questions Knight’s legitimacy and goes on to prove that the footage is a hoax.
It is revealed that the video is from a five-year-old audition tape, published in December 2013.
The original clip shows the cameraman speaking to an actor as he stays quiet.
The narrator explains: “This shows you clearly, he’s [Knight] lying in your face.
“Tupac Malaysia video debunked: Knight is a hoaxer, confirmed.”
“Tupac Malaysia video debunked: Knight is a hoaxer, confirmed”
And viewers were quick to agree with the debunker.
“It doesn’t look like him, especially when he opens his mouth,” one viewer said.
And another added: “Give it up – he’s gone, folks.
“He has been for two decades, let the man rest.”
But others still believe the rapper is out there.
Getty/ Lions Ground
(Pic: Getty/ Lions Ground)
A third commented: “One can only hope he’s still alive.”
While a fourth viewer simply said: “Tupac is not dead.”
Suge Knight Jr’s theory is not the only one to emerge about the rapper recently, though.
Reports emerged earlier this month that Tupac was smuggled to Cuba with the help of Fidel Castro.
Last month, the private jet that “smuggled” the rapper out of the country was revealed.
Details of his alleged escape route from the US to Cuba then emerged.
And earlier this year, claims surfaced that he could be living in Somalia.
Tupac was shot outside a nightclub in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996.
The shooting was an act of gang retaliation, a Los Angeles Police department source told People last year.
The record boss’ links to the Mob Piro gang made Knight a target for rival gang Compton Crips.
And it is believed Tupac was with Crips member Orlando Anderson in Las Vegas hours before he was shot.
The source recalled: “It was simple retaliation: you mess with one of ours, we will mess with one of yours. If Orlando had never been jumped in the hotel, they never would have killed Tupac that night.”
Tupac, 25 at the time, was shot four times – twice in the chest, once in the arm and once in the thigh – as he pulled up outside Las Vegas’ Club 662 in a black BMW owned by Suge Knight.
Despite being placed in a drug-induced coma, he died from internal bleeding in hospital six days later.
No arrest has ever been made in connection with his murder.
To this day, the case remains open.
Tupac rose to fame with his debut solo album 2Pacalypse Now.
Although his later albums would outsell his first on a massive scale, it established him as an important voice in the hip hop industry.
From first appearing with the rap group Digital Underground, to starring in Hollywood movies, he gained a huge following.
With hits like Dear Mama, California Love and All Eyez on Me, he was one of the biggest rappers of the 1990s.