Tupac Shakur Was Arrested in LA Last Month (Yes, You Read That Right)

NEW YORK - MARCH 8:  Rapper Tupac Shakur poses for a mug shot for the New York State Department of Corrections after his conviction for the sexual abuse of a female fan on March 8, 1995 in New York, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Tupac Shakur Was Arrested in LA Last Month (Yes, You Read That Right)

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Published April 12, 2017

While majority of the headlines regarding the name Tupac Shakur have to do with the legendary emcee, one story in particular has absolutely nothing to do with the rapper.

Interestingly enough, last month in Los Angeles, a man claiming to be named Tupac Amaru Shakur was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon. As it turns out, the suspect has taken a liking to telling cops his alter ego as opposed to his government name.

According to TMZ, the 45-year-old, whose real name is Clarence Campbell, has been using the rapper's name when finding himself in trouble with the law, with officers using that name on his official booking information in addition to 'Pac's June 16, 1971, birthdate.

Although there are plenty of conspiracy theories going around that Tupac is still alive, Campbell is personally not helping build a case to support those claims. As it turns out, while the cops may have played along with the alias, they still blew his cover by also writing down his government name for the record. 

Perhaps this man is a super-fan or he thought telling the cops his name was Tupac would affect the outcome of his arrests.

Either way, Tupac was definitely arrested last month in Los Angeles.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


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