Tupac Shakur was fatally shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas before dying from his wounds six days later.
But so-called truth-seekers have questioned the official line of events and claim the legend actually faked his death to go into hiding.
A new picture has now emerged that, one theorist claims, proves the conspiracy.
The blurry image shows a man bearing startling similarities to the rap icon.
He is wearing a light blue hoodie and white beanie.
YouTube user Wired Up TV posted the image over the weekend and accompanied it with another picture of Tupac before the shooting.
The rapper appears to be wearing the exact same outfit as he is in the picture supposedly taken after his death.
“This picture was taken on September 14, 1996, in Africa,” Danny, owner of the YouTube channel, said in his clip.
“Tupac booked it and went to Africa.
“That was the first ever sighting and the first time people even uttered Tupac being alive.”
“The one on the left you can tell is a throwaway camera taken in a third-world country.
“This is just proof guys – Pac was spotted in Africa in 1996 and this is proof.”
Danny’s video has racked up more than 2,000 views since Saturday and hundreds of people have voiced their thoughts.
“He’s as alive as me and you,” one wrote.
Another commented: “This is crazy man.”
Some viewers were more sceptical, with a third saying: “Pac wouldn’t keep a hoodie for over five years. He was rich, do your research.”
One even claimed the two pictures were the same, just from different angles, and were taken before his death.
“This pic is the same pic,” they said.
“If you look close enough you see the thug life letters on his hat.
“Dude in the back got his hat forwards it’s the same guy behind PAC with his hat backwards.”
And others said the right picture was a clear photoshop.