KEY POINTS

  • Mike Tyson said Tupac Shakur's death was perfectly set-upped during the night he fought Bruce Seldon
  • Tyson thinks Tupac lived a life having mad respect from people who knew him
  • New documentary says Tupac is still alive and hiding somewhere in Mexico

Mike Tyson has suggested that Tupac Shakur’s death was set up perfectly and the man behind everything was’t there during the shooting.

On Sept. 7, 1996, Tyson fought Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. That same night, hip-hop artist and Tyson’s friend “2pac” was also killed. Many believe that Tupac’s death was planned but nobody has been able to prove it.

In a recent video call with New York rapper Fat Joe, Tyson addressed the issue regarding Tupac’s alleged planned death at the same night he fought in Las Vegas. According to “Iron Mike,” He never said that everything was “planned in advance” but he thinks his fight was a perfect opportunity for somebody to make something like that to happen.

 “At that time, I used to believe that was a perfect opportunity for something like that to happen. Everybody knew everybody is gonna be there. And the people who wasn’t there, wasn’t there because they knew who was gonna be there. And we know everybody who wasn’t there,” Tyson said about Tupac’s shooting at Las Vegas.

The legendary boxer continued by saying “Tupac was a force and that was the problem because no one can control him” back then.

To this day, Tyson is still thrilled with the memory Tupac left him during the time the late rapper visited him in prison. The 53-year-old legend reflected on how Tupac had lived his life having “mad respect” from people who knew about him.

"He (Tupac) was a bolt of energy there. When he came in everybody knew him, he had mad respect. That's how he lived his life, he had mad respect," Tyson said about Tupac’s visit in prison.

The murder of Tupac has always been controversial. Just recently, rumors that he's still alive and hiding somewhere else swirled once again. In fact, a new documentary suggests that “Makaveli” is living somewhere in New Mexico. In his new film “2Pac: The Great Escape from UMC,” filmmaker Rick Boss dramatizes exactly how Tupac was supposedly removed from the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he was taken after being shot four times by an unknown assailant on September 7, 1996.

It has long been officially reported that Tupac died six days after the shooting but Boss alleges the rapper escaped the hospital and was taken to a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. Boss also claims that Tupac currently resides under the protection of a tribe to this day.

Based on Boss’ story, Tupac was fully aware of a planned hit when he arrived in Las Vegas and devised a “body double” prior to the shooting.