The son of ex-music mogul and convicted felon Suge Knight has claimed, yet again, that Tupac Shakur is still alive.
Suge J Knight even boasted that he was working on new music with the legendary rapper and actor in the studio – despite accounts of Tupac’s death following a drive-by shooting in September of 1996.
Knight made the bizarre statements on his personal Instagram account over the past several days, after first sounding the alarm that Tupac was living in Malaysia in October.
‘Looking for the best producer for Pac,’ Suge J wrote on Sunday, adding hashtags ‘#newdeathrow #sugejknight’ with the caption that went along with a photo that read, ‘I need the hottest producer to work on a project for Pac.’
On Saturday, he shared an image of text that read, ‘I got Pac back in the studio. New music coming,’ with the caption, ‘This ain’t a joke. #NewDeathRow. Coming soon.’
Knight is the son of Marion Hugh Knight Jr., also known as ‘Suge Knight,’ who was the founder and former CEO of Death Row Records.
The 53-year-old Suge is now serving a 28-year-sentence in prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in September, stemming from a a fatal 2015 hit-and-run.
J. Knight shared the latest posts amid others promoting ‘New Death Row,’ with slogans like, ‘Bringing the best of the West.’
On October 2, J. Knight first took to social media with a series of posts raising the idea that the fatal September 7, 1996 shooting in Las Vegas of the rap icon at the young age of 25 was a hoax, and that Tupac is alive and well in Malaysia.
He posted a quote that read, ‘Tupac is alive,’ followed by an exchange of texts in which someone wrote to him, ‘You said [too] much. Time for you to go.’
On October 3, J. Knight posted an image that showed a man who looked like an older version of the California Love rapper taking a selfie, as well as photos that looked like the same man with artists such as 50 Cent and Beyoncé, which appeared to be from present day.
If Tupac were alive today, as J. Knight claims he is, he’d be 47 years old.
J. Knight made numerous references to the involvement of the Illuminati, suggesting such a group may have been involved in allegedly faking Tupac’s death and was continuing to hide his existence.
J. Knight also posted a quote that read: ‘Beware of fake accounts. Their job is to distract you. The Illuminati are all about power. This is why you see powerful names getting locked up.’
He added in a caption, ‘Don’t be fooled. We can do it. They will say I’m on drugs and etc. I’m not.’
J. Knight also reiterated that he wasn’t on drugs in a repost on Monday, calling out DJ Akademics.
The music professional had posted Suge J.’s claim that he had Tupac in the studio, along with the caption, ‘Suge knight son on that stuff?’
Suge J. quickly screen-shotted and shared the slam on his own feed, with his own caption reading, ‘Why the young black moguls gotta be on drugs? First Soulja boy now it’s Suge smh @akadmiks.’
The reference to Soulja Boy was about fans claiming the rapper appeared to be on drugs, which Soulja Boy has dismissed as having more to do with surviving a near-fatal car accident earlier this month.
Prior to Suge J.’s claims to be working with Tupac in the here and now, a source with the Los Angeles Police Department told People in 2017 that Tupac’s killing was and act of ‘gang retaliation’ against Suge Knight, who had signed the rapper to his Death Row Records label a year before.
Tupac had been in prison in connection with a sex abuse conviction, and Suge Knight offered to pay for an appeal for the rapper if he agreed to make three records for his label, Death Row Records.
The police source told the outlet that Tupac ‘wanted to get out of jail and he basically signed his life away to Suge [Knight],’ adding, ‘He didn’t want to do it, but when he does that they [the gang Suge Knight was said to be affiliated with] own him.’
Suge Knight’s affiliation with the gang Mob Piru put Tupac in the cross-hairs of a rival gang, the Compton Crips, the police source said.
Tupac clashed with Crip gang member Orlando Anderson at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas, earlier on the day he was killed, which the police source – paraphrasing information he received from a Crip leader – said led up to his murder.
‘It was simple retaliation: you mess with one of ours, we will mess with one of yours,’ the police source said. ‘If Orlando had never been jumped in the hotel, they never would have killed Tupac that night.’