The rather elaborate claim comes after a picture emerged via Instagram which showed a look-a-like man socialising with friends.
The person who uploaded the snap, Nass Kitojo, captioned the image: "I don't know if I was too drunk last night but I swear Biggie came to my bachelor party.... Biggie is alive!"
Naturally, it didn't take long for his followers indulge in the wacky theory. One wrote: "Bro on the photo was the real Biggie or was just a look-a-like?" while another added: "Guys it's him for real...lol".
Others, however, were less convinced. One wrote: “To short for Biggie, I have a pic with Biggie. I know for sure that’s not Bigs pimping," while another added: “Christopher Wallace is registered dead with a certificate.”
A third person chimed in: “So all fat black guys are biggie WTF???”
More convincingly, another posted: "Oh well it doesn't seem to me like biggie but it seems to me like Jamal Woolard, check it on Google people". Lol