Tupac Shakur faked his death and now lives protected by the Navajo tribe in New Mexico, claims new film

The film titled '2Pac: The Great Escape From UMC' claims that the rapper did not die in the 1996 drive-by shooting in Las Vegas

                            Tupac Shakur faked his death and now lives protected by the Navajo tribe in New Mexico, claims new film
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A new low budget film titled '2Pac: The Great Escape From UMC' directed by Rick Boss claims that rapper Tupac Shakur did not die after the drive-by shooting incident in 1996, but instead fled to New Mexico where he has taken refuge and is protected by the Navajo tribe. Boss revealed that the feature will release early next year. 

Speaking about his film to KTNV, Boss asked, "After the shooting. What's next?" He also added, "This movie is about Tupac actually escaping from University Medical Center here in Vegas and relocating to New Mexico."

According to official records, Tupac was shot four times -- in the chest, arm and thigh -- and then admitted at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where he died six days later. However, Boss claims that Tupac had prior knowledge about the attack and used it as an opportunity to get away from the FBI. 

Boss further explained, "When certain FBI agencies are looking for you, they are going to block the airport. So you can't travel out so the best way to escape is through helicopter, private helicopter to another state."

So why New Mexico? According to the filmmaker, Tupac chose to flee to New Mexico because FBI agents are not allowed onto tribal land without the tribal council's permission which makes the Navajo land a perfect hideout for Tupac. 

Boss also stressed that the film was not fiction and was based on information provided to him by people from Tupac's family and friend circles. He said, "You can write a fiction. You can write a fiction story but this is not a fiction. This is facts through certain people I know," and added, "Let's just say Mr. Shakur - the family is aware of the movie and they're okay with the title so that should tell you more or less what's going on."

The film sees Richard Garcia playing Tupac. So does he believe Boss' claims? Garcia said, "He's gone but like you said, like his mother said, he lives on through all of us. Through our memories, through our hearts, through our tribute."

This is not the first theory that has surfaced of Tupac surviving the drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Notorious record producer Suge Knight -- who had driven the car the day of the incident and is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter -- in a Showtime documentary had said, "We was in Maui, you know what I mean, and Pac had, like, never been to Maui. And he got to talking about faking his own death. And Pac was more down for doing, like, the last little videos and s*** of him dying all in the white, you know what I'm saying'." 

In the documentary titled 'American Dream/American Knightmare', Suge explained, "He was cussin’ everybody out. With this particular video, he was like, man, what’s up, right? And I felt like, he talkin’ about this sh*t, and our dreams and our future is built together because we plannin’ on doing, so if you talkin’ about not bein’ here, losing your life, and doin’ all these motherfu**in’ videos where you dead and shit, I’m like, shit… if somethin’ really happen to you, nigga, I ain’t gonna be that m***f**er there with tears in my motherfu**in’ eyes, I’m gonna be that motherf**er like, s**t, still pushin’ for you.” 

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