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Tupac Actor

That's NOT the Real Autopsy Pic

In Banned Music Video

5/8/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The ghost of Tupac Shakur is haunting Wyclef Jean ... whose music video just got yanked from YouTube because someone thinks it features a grisly pic of 'Pac's autopsy -- but TMZ has learned it's just an impersonator with great makeup.

The scene in Wyclef's "April Showers" video looks eerily similar to an infamous photo of Tupac's corpse -- partially cut open during his autopsy -- and published in Cathy Scott's book, "The Killing of Tupac Shakur."

Scott tells us she's convinced the image in the video is the real deal -- she's the one who complained to YouTube -- but Tupac impersonator Richard Garcia tells TMZ he's actually the stiff.

Garcia says he was hired to re-create the autopsy for the video's anti-gun violence theme ... and it required 8 hours with makeup artist Autumn McHugh -- even though he only appears for a split second.

We told Scott about Garcia's role -- but she insists the image is TOO perfect, and must be the photo.

Our guess ... the video will be back on YouTube soon.
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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Of course not, 2pac isn't really dead duh

136 days ago
2.

king Leonidas    

That video is so dumb.

136 days ago
3.

HumanNature    

WYCLEF


WTF?????

136 days ago
4.

Jco    

Shout out to the Celeb Make Up Artist, Autumn who did all this work! She can be reached at BeBeautifullyMarked @Gmail .com and follow Richard Garcia at www.ArtistEcard.com/RichardGarcia or Twitter: ThugAngel11

136 days ago
5.

Yes, I'm That Leah    

I hate rap music. It's not even music.

http://feedermatrixdemo.weebly.com/

136 days ago
6.

Atom    

This isn't even all of it... Cathy Scott claims the autopsy photo was given to her by a government authority n told her she could do what she wants with it...this is wrong on so many levels Russel poole stated it did not come from the police so who was the authority?

136 days ago
7.

weloveyoumj    

It's not him. His head was also cut in the real photo.

136 days ago
8.

HRH Prince Michael    

Of course it's not real.
After all it's Wyklep:
"Maria, Maria" by Santana ("Produced" By Wyklep)?
The Song-jacked version of
"If Loving is Wrong" by MC Phirst (Co-produced by
The Gangsta of Love)

RIAA-NARAS-BMI-Studio-"Gangstas"/Chumpsters:
ALL, in -NEAR- due time.

136 days ago
9.

ree    

The real photo is of a completely different angle and his scalp had already incised. It's still a pretty tasteless thing to do though, no matter what point you're trying to make.

136 days ago
10.

sarahsarai    

1. Has anyone else's heart broken to hear wyclef, formerly of one of the most prolific hip hop groups, innovators and poets, has sold out and latched on to the overused 808 ghetto country rap sound? 2. This video looks hella lame. 3. I think my water is done boiling, oatmeal time!

136 days ago
11.

Thizz √$    

R.I.P. PAC still in the minds of many..

136 days ago
12.

itsfunnycuzitstrue    

The fake one looks Spanish

136 days ago
13.

Carriejane    

I've never understood why he needed a autopsy in the first place..I think the cause of death was obvious, why cut him open on top of it...?!

135 days ago
14.

BEEJ    

New Pac looks more like a Juan...

135 days ago
15.

canadiangirl29    

How is that Pac?!? The woman who wrote the book on him is an idiot if she thinks The dude in the video holds and sorta resemblance. He doesn't even have the neck tattoos and everyone knows you can CLEARLY see them in the black and white Tupac Shakur autopsy photo!!!

135 days ago
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