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Suge Knight Addresses Son's Claims That Tupac Faked His Own Death

Rachael Grealish

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Suge Knight Addresses Son's Claims That Tupac Faked His Own Death

Suge Knight has come out and talked about the times he spoke to Tupac about faking his own death.

Knight, real name Marion Hugh Knight Jr, spoke to DailyMailTV - from prison - about his son's claims Tupac is alive and making music for the reboot of Death Row Records.


He is currently serving a 28-year-sentence after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in September after a fatal hit-and-run in 2015, but his son Suge J Knight is in the process of launching New Death Row Records.

When J Knight spoke to the DailyMailTV he said: "I'm definitely going to bring new Tupac music for you guys. I don't want to be out in the category of conspiracy theorists. Trust me. Tupac is good, Tupac is good."

He added: "All I can say is this. People can't fathom to believe that I have new music on the way from him."

Responding to his son's claims, Suge Knight said: "For me personally, there were sightings. I knew my son was one of those times."

Tupac. Credit: PA
Tupac. Credit: PA

He's reported to have talked about conversations he had with Tupac in May 1996 where the late rapper was said to have talked 'extensively about faking his own death in favour of avoiding ending up back in a jail cell'.

"He had a real horrible time. He wasn't happy in prison, so he felt that he would never go back to prison no matter what," he said.

"And then the other thing was that his nickname was Makaveli. Everybody did know that. He was all about Makaveli, and as you know Makaveli faked his death so he was always talking about faking his death before he would go back to prison."

When he was asked if Tupac talked about life after faking his death he answered: "I wouldn't share that with anybody. Certain things you can't talk about. Certain things ain't meant to be repeated."

Suge Knight. Credit: PA
Suge Knight. Credit: PA

While his son, J Knight, talked about Tupac making new music, Suge talked about pre-recorded Tupac music that will come out at the 'right time'.

He said: "[It's] not that they was bad songs but those are songs that Pac didn't want to be out on an album or want to be out.

"When it's time to do a real Tupac album, you get the right people that work with him, that he would work with, you know, like Drake or... Beyonce likes Tupac music. He would definitely appreciate to see her with him.

"And cardi B is probably the most aggressive entertainer in the biz today. And I think she's the female version of Tupac. Tupac with a skirt. Yeah."

Tupac was killed in a shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996.

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Topics: Music, US Entertainment

Rachael Grealish
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