Is Tupac Shakur alive and well in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’?

The latest sighting of the late rapper comes from an unlikely source.


Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Oct 25, 2013   Updated Mar 2, 2020, 1:06 pm CST

There’s an entire community of conspiracy theorists that believe Tupac Shakur still walks among us.

The latest supposed sighting, however, comes from an unlikely source.

The image-based site 9gag claimed to have found a character that closes resembles the late West Coast rapper—who was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, Nev., in September 1996—on Grove Street, a rough neighborhood in Grand Theft Auto V.

The resemblance is rather uncanny. The avatar boasts a white wifebeater, tied bandana, and comparable arm tattoos. The only thing that’s missing is a nose ring and perhaps his trademark “Thug Life” tat across his torso.

H/T Reddit | Photo by skinnylawyer/Flickr

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*First Published: Oct 25, 2013, 3:33 pm CDT