According to a report from BET.com, a man named Tupac Amaru Shakur was arrested by police on the 19th of October, Saturday, and when his name hit the headlines, fans were immediately convinced that it was the real Tupac Shakur.
Some fans of his believe that Tupac was never really shot. They believe he merely faked his own death and went into hiding. Reportedly, the 40-year-old man is Caucasian and was accused of threatening the police with a knife.
Police detained Mr. Shakur in Johnson City after he threatened them with a blade, claims a report from TMZ. The Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrested him following their arrest warrant regarding unidentified charges.
When the police finally stopped him, he tried to fight them off with a knife. The Johnson City Police Department claims that Mr. Shakur had on his person a syringe as well as several bags of methamphetamine. The 40-year-old man was charged with a few crimes, including possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, as well as aggravated assault.
The Tennesse man was born in 1979, making him 8 years younger than the legendary rapper who was shot and killed back in 1996 in a drive-by shooting, similar to his rival, The Notorious BIG, or Biggie Smalls. It’s not entirely clear if Shakur was given the name when he was born or whether he later changed it.
At the moment, Mr. Shakur is being held on an $18,000 bond at the Washington County Detention Center. The publication, Complex, was the first publication to report that he was supposed to be arraigned on the 21st of October, Monday.
It’s very rare for people to draw comparisons to the legendary artist, but this was arguably the first time since fans began arguing online that Playboi Carti was the next 2Pac. Fans of the rapper took to his Twitter to proclaim their love and adoration for Mr. Carti.
Carti was born on the 13th of September, 1996, the very same day that the legendary rapper was shot and killed.