Tupac Shakur and Sean “Diddy” Combs’ names are often associated whenever people are discussing the murders of Tupac and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. Anyone with knowledge of ’90s rap music knows all about the ongoing feud between Tupac and Biggie, but some are unaware of how Diddy fits into the equation.
If the latest claims are true, the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul plays a very intricate role in the untimely death of one of California’s most iconic rappers. Although Tupac Shakur’s murder has remained a mystery for nearly 20 years, a bombshell claim now has everyone giving hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs the side-eye.
According to the Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Police Department has solved the murders of both slain rappers, but one of the alleged suspects in Tupac Shakur’s murder has caught the attention of fans across the country. Apparently, LAPD investigators allege Diddy was the man behind Tupac’s murder plot.
In a new Netflix documentary titled Murder Rap, Greg Kading, a former LAPD detective who led a special tasks force that investigated the highly publicized murders, recently discussed the investigative findings that have led to speculation about Diddy’s role in Tupac Shakur’s death.
Kading alleges Diddy hired Crips member Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis and agreed to pay him $1 million for the murders of Tupac and Death Row Records’ co-founder Suge Knight. On the night of the shooting, Davis’ nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, is said to have fired the weapon that ultimately claimed the life of Tupac Shakur, and Diddy is allegedly the man who orchestrated the hit.
During an interview with New York Daily News on Thursday, Feb. 4, Kading shared details about the series of events that led to the alleged break in the case. He also spoke openly about the series of events that led to the night of September 7, 1996.
“You get a very strong sense that he’s speaking very genuinely and transparently. He comes across as telling the story as someone who was there. The fluidity is very natural,” Kading said. “But, what really convinced us it was true was all the corroboration. He told us things that he couldn’t known unless he was actually a participant in the murder. There was engagement with one of the members of Tupac’s entourage. That was very critical and placed him at the scene of the crime with investigative information not previously made public.”
Kading also alleges that Diddy’s orchestration of Tupac Shakur’s murder prompted Suge Knight to respond in similar fashion. It has also been reported that Suge Knight paid $13,000 to Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, a shooting suspect affiliated with the Blood gang, for the murder of the Notorious B.I.G. On March 9, 1997. Notorious B.I.G. was also gunned down in Los Angeles, CA.
The evolution of “murder rap” seemed relatively heightened back in the ’90s due to numerous rumors about the deaths of not only Tupac Shakur and B.I.G., but also the untimely death of Eric “Eazy-E” Wright, who is rumored to have been injected with AIDS-infected blood as a result of a deadly plot orchestrated by Suge Knight. Although Knight is currently behind bars in connection with another murder case, Diddy could be facing prison time himself, if Kading’s investigative findings in the murder of Tupac Shakur are proven to be true.
Murder Rap is scheduled to begin streaming on Netflix in June of 2016. Several news outlets have contacted representatives for Diddy, but he has yet to release a statement in response to the allegations. Do you think Sean “Diddy” Combs could have been involved in the murder of Tupac Shakur? Share your thoughts.
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