Who Is Suge Knight's Son? Details About His New Claims That Tupac Is Still Alive

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Who Is Suge Knight's Son Jacob? Details About His Claims That Tupac Is Alive

On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas during a drive-by shooting. He died six days later.

Or so the story goes.

There are people who don't believe he ever died and that his murder was an elaborately staged ploy to remove himself from the public eye.

Joining that group is Suge Knight's 23-year-old son Suge Jacob Knight. He took to Instagram in October 2018 to post a series of crazy photos that he believes is an older version of Tupac posing with Beyonce and 50 Cent.

According to Jacob, Tupac is alive and well — and living in Malaysia, claims for which Jacob even says he had video and photo evidence of. 

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So who is Suge Knight's son? Let's take a look at the evidence — is Tupac alive?

1. Suge Knight's son's Instagram story included alleged photo evidence of Tupac alive.

Jacob's Insta-rant started with a photo of text that says "Tupac is Alive," He followed that up with a series of since-deleted photos depicting a middle-aged man who does look like Tupac posing with Beyonce and 50 Cent.


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Jacob captioned the photo with Beyonce, "He never left us. They’ll be after me soon smh. For y’all tho."


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To be honest, yes the photo does look like Tupac. It could also be photoshopped. 

2. Suge J. Knight claimed Tupac is in Malaysia and working on new music.

Jacob's Instagram story also included a text post alleging that Tupac is hiding out in Malaysia.


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In January 2019, Independent reported that Jacob claimed that not only is Tupac alive, but back in the studio. 

“I got Pac back in the studio. New Music coming," Jacob reportedly wrote on Instagram. “I need the hottest producer to work on a project for Pac”.

3. Jacob posted text messages he claimed were from the Illuminati.

Jacob finished off his strange Instagram posts by saying he's "not on drugs" and mentioning the Illuminati.

Jacob posted: "Beware of fake accounts. Their job is to distract you. The Illuminati are all about power. This is why you see powerful names getting locked up. Don’t be fooled. We can do it. They will say I’m on drugs and etc. I’m not."

Jacob also posted a screenshot of a text message between what he claims is him and an unidentified person.

Someone allegedly texted Jacob: “You said to [sic] much, time for you to go." He responded, "The truth will be out and I’m not going anywhere." 


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Along with the screenshot, Jacob told his followers, "i did this for y'all".

4. Suge J. Knight is starring in a new show called Love & Listings

But were the posts merely a publicity stunt?

In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, he revealed that his Tupac alive Instagram posts garnered him at least 200,000 followers in just two days.

As for the reason behind the posts, Jacob told Yahoo! that all is revealed on his show Love & Listings, which began airing in July 2019 on Vh1. "It's a real good message why I did it," he promised during the interview, but said people would have to watch the show if they want to know why.

So does he really think Tupac is alive?

"You just gotta tune into my show for the answer," he said.

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5. Tupac is Suge J. Knight's godfather.

In his interview with Yahoo!, Jacob revealed that Tupac is actually his godfather. His father, rapper Suge Knight, was notoriously close with Tupac, and recently also revealed his sentiments regarding Tupac's death.

"When I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking," Knight told Ice-T and Soledad O'Brien in 2017 on why he's skeptical about Tupac's death. "So I don't see how somebody can turn from doing well to doing bad."

On his decision to speculate about Tupac's murder, Jacob said, "I meant no disrespect to that man's family. That man's family is my family." 

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6. Suge J. Knight is studying to become a licensed real estate agent.

According to Page Six, an episode of Jacob's show Love & Listings reveals that Suge Knight wanted his son to continue his musical legacy. 

However, Jacob told the Los Angeles Times that he wanted to "use [his] brain," opting to go to college for coding instead. 

Unfortunately, Jacob explained that his father's legal issues (Knight was convicted of manslaughter in 2018 and is currently serving a 28-year sentence) forced him to drop out of college. 

He didn't give up though, and as Love & Listings chronicles, Jacob is now working on becoming a licensed real estate agent — which, according to his Instagram page, is easier said that done. 

On August 19, 2019, Jacob posted a photo on Instagram to let his followers know that he failed his test. 


Photo: Instagram

"I think I been focusing on the wrong things," he captioned the photo.

7. Suge Knight's son prefers going by the name Jacob.

Rapper Suge Knight (real name Marion Hugh Knight Jr.) is one of the most infamous 90's rappers. Having owned the notorious Death Row record label that in its prime included the likes of Tupac and Snoop Dogg.

Despite being immensely proud of his father, Jacob told the L.A. Times that he decided to go by Jacob Knight instead of Suge in an attempt to make a name for himself in real estate.

“My father made the greatest record label on the West Coast, and now I’m trying to do the same thing in my own way,” he explained. 

8. Jacob Knight has a baby on the way.

On June 30, 2018, Jacob posted a baby reveal video on Instagram. The video depicts he and his girlfriend popping a balloon that bursts with pink confetti. 

"I’m excited to raise a little Knight of my own and I love my family," he captioned the video.

Jacob told Access Live that he plans to name his daughter "Baby Knight."

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Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer and editor covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.