Michael Nice – who claims he was on Tupac Shakur’s “security team” before his death – announced the startling new claim in a tell-all YouTube video yesterday (December 16).
Controversially, Michael claims to have played a key role in faking Tupac’s murder and subsequent cremation – reviving the conspiracy that the Hit Em Up artist was never killed in the 1996 Las Vegas shooting.
“I’m going to deliver the goods,” the conspiracist begins, before dishing out countless claims about the rapper’s secret new life in Cuba.
Speaking to the camera, he says: “I’ve got video evidence of the guy who was [Tupac’s] body double I took to Cuba.
“There’s been rumours there were many body doubles, I can confirm I know one body double – I can prove it.”
Further, he claims the man is willing to “come forward with living testimony he was the double in Cuba”.
If this is true, it would prove to be a milestone in reports of Tupac’s survival, which has been most recently speculated by Pac’s record producer Suge Knight’s son.
Michael also claims an unidentified body was buried and cremated in Tupac’s name in order to make the rap star’s disappearance more convincing.
“The guy who actually supplied the body-double body, the corpse, has been traced,” he said.
“He has evidence he supplied a corpse and he can reveal that corpse’s name and the story behind his death.”
Alongside these claims, Michael announced he is in possession of city records which reveal nobody with the name ”Tupac Amaru Shakur” was cremated on September 14, 1996.
This contradicts Sure Knight’s claims he spent $3million (£2.7m) on Pac’s cremation the day after he was shot.
While Michael didn’t actually provide any evidence behind these claims in the video, he said he would be publishing the proof imminently.
It isn’t the first outlandish claim Michael has made.
Earlier this year, he suggested a private jet was used to smuggle Tupac out of the US to Cuba, where has been living for the past two decades.
He has also claimed the CIA are on the hunt to find the security firm behind Tupac’s alleged escape from the country.