It’s been nearly 20 years since rap legend Tupac Shakur was gunned down, but the conspiracy theories still remain.
A former LAPD detective has accused Sean “P Diddy” Combs of hiring the shooter responsible for the death of Tupac on September 7, 1996. At the time there was an ongoing feud between east coast and west coast rappers.
Retired detective Greg Kading once led a special task force that investigated the murders of Tupac and his rival, Biggie Smalls.
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In a new documentary, Kading claims that Diddy paid a hitman from the Crips gang, Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis, $1 million dollars to kill both Tupac and Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. Keffe’s nephew, Orlando Anderson, was the one who pulled the trigger as Shakur and Knight left the MGM Grand Garden Arena after a Mike Tyson fight.
The documentary is called Murder Rap, and it features an interview with Keffe from 2008. Keffe claims to have heard Diddy tell a group of Crips gang members that he would pay them if they would murder Knight and Shakur.
Kading says he was able to “trap” Keffe into confessing the murder plot by offering a lighter sentence for another crime. In retaliation to Tupac’s murder, Suge Knight allegedly hired a Blood gang hitman named Wardell “Poochie” Fouse to gun down Diddy’s friend Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious BIG. Knight paid $13,000 for the hit.
Since their deaths in 1996 and 1997, there have been many conspiracy theories and accusations, but the two crimes have remained unsolved. Among other theories was that Biggie was killed by corrupt police officers and that Shakur faked his death.
These two crimes will probably remain unsolved until more information comes in regarding the murders. Biggie and Tupac influenced music in the 90s and are legends in the hip-hop world.