Social media has been abuzz with claims that rap legend Tupac Shakur is alive and well in Cuba. Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that 2Pac, who would now be 44, faked his own death. The star, then 25, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas following a Mike Tyson fight in 1996.

Rihanna and Tupac

American website Reporterz published a doctored image of 2Pac allegedly partying with pop star Rihanna, 27, claiming it as proof that the rapper has been in hiding for these last 19 years.

Rihanna and Tupac

Mainstream media, including British newspapers, have since picked up on the claims made by the website, which has only 65 followers on Twitter.