— and the brand new photos of another man who also looks like the slain rapper — proves one thing beyond a shadow of a doubt.

No, not that Tupac is alive and well and goes to a bar in New Orleans.

The photos prove there are a lot of skinny bald black guys with earrings out there. Who knew?

Click here to see their pix.

Way to go, TMZ.

Now do us all a favor. 

Start concentrating on helping the police find out who leaked/sold the Rihanna post attack photos to you.

Then maybe the court can salvage the Chris Brown alleged assault case so he doesn't get off scot-free.

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Photo: An old photo of Tupac Shakur, the real one, the one who's dead.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead