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Controversial rapper and actor Tupac Shakur has died in a Las Vegas hospital of complications from several bullet wounds ... He was twenty-five years old. MTV news report
Tupac murdered in Los Angeles September 7th 1996. The story of Biggie & Tupac is the story of two great friends who had a misunderstanding, a falling out and became deadly enemies. Their murders were explained as being the result of the rivalry that had grown up between them. Biggie & Tupac 2002 starring Biggie Smalls archive & Tupac Shakur archive & Nick Broomfield & Russell Poole & Voletta Wallace & Billy Garland & David Hicken & Suge Knight et al, director Nick Broomfield
1994 ... This shooting was not fatal; it happened two years before he was killed in Las Vegas, and it was this attack that Tupac blamed Biggie. ibid.
The Tupac/Biggie dispute really got going after Tupac joined Suge Knight at Death Row Records. ibid.
Tupac’s murder caused massive gang warfare in Compton between the Pirus and the Crips. The Death Row explanation of events was that Biggie & Bad Boy were aligned with the Crips, whereas Suge Knight, Tupac & Death Row were aligned with the Pirus. ibid.
Why for example was Frank Alexander asked by Death Row to say that Orlando Anderson the Crip had snatched a chain from Tupac the night before the fight when in fact that wasn’t true? ibid.
Officers Mack [later arrested for armed robbery] and Perez did everything together. Their loyalty was always to each other. ibid.
Yaki just informed us he was working as an undercover FBI agent a year before Tupac was killed. According to Haki, FBI agents and ATN agents were in cars just behind Tupac the night he was shot. ibid.
Biggie’s last album sold over £10,000,000. ibid.
Biggie used to open for Tupac. ibid.
Biggie went to private school; he was the apple of his mother’s eye. ibid
Biggie was murdered on March 9th 1997, six months after Tupac. ibid.
This is the police composite of Biggie’s hitman, and this is Russell’s [Poole] main suspect Harry Billups aka Amir Muhammad who to this day has never been questioned by LAPD. ibid.
Biggie & Puffy were under surveillance at the time of the murder. ibid.
Tupac was gunned down in 1996 and his killer has never been found. Las Vegas, Nevada: September 1996 ... He died of his gunshot wounds on September 13th. Initial reports said that Tupac was a victim of gang violence ... In the months before his death Tupac was at the centre of a heated dispute between East Coast and West Coast rappers ... There is another theory: perhaps the murder was an inside job set up by someone close to Tupac. Otherwise, how did the gunman known where Tupac would be? Why did he seem to be the only target? And why were his bodyguards unarmed at the time of the shooting when they had been armed earlier? And why with the Strip swarming with people was no-one willing to cooperated with police? Unsolved Mysteries
On September 7th 1996 Tupac Shakur was gunned down in Las Vegas. More than 20 years later no-one has been arrested for the crime. Who Killed Tupac? I II III IV V VI, History 2018
120,640. At 8.49 p.m. Tupac is in an altercation in the MGM lobby. That is the moment he encountered Orlando Anderson. And at 10.30 he heads to the Las Vegas strip. ibid.
The theory that is most common out there and that is it’s gang related; a beef between the Crips and the Bloods. ibid.
A white Cadillac pulled in behind them and fired 12-14 shots and sped away. ibid.
Everybody believed that it was a hit, and that it was a paid hit, and most people thought it came from the East coast. ibid. investigator
For years now people have been making a connection between the murders of Tupac and Biggie Small. ibid.
Suge Knight: but why would he want to kill his number one artist and money-maker? ibid.
There’s all the motive in the world for the Death Row takeover theory. ibid.
One last theory remains that hinges on a letter obtained by independent investigator R J Bond: ‘the confession letter’ … crumbling under its own weight. ibid.
There are many theories about who shot Tupac and why. To this day no-one has been convicted. Tupac Shakur: A Life in Ten Pictures, BBC 2021
On January 29 2015 music executive Terry Carter was murdered. Suge Knight charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run. Nick Broomfield, Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie and Tupac, caption, BBC 2021
Suge Knight’s sentencing to 28 years signalled the end to his power, the end of his empire. People now no longer as intimidated since Suge’s incarceration started talking more freely about Suge’s being the shadow behind Biggie Smalls’ and Tupac Shakur’s murders … victims of the gang war that Suge had initiated. ibid.
Death Row had the money to throw the most lavish celebrity parties in Beverly Hills. ibid.
‘Suge was just two-faced. He was two-faced and really wasn’t a man of his word … He set me up to be beat up …’ ibid. Simone Green, Death Row records photographer
They and other members of the police department controlled the streets with a reign of terror. ibid.
It’s hard to equate the image that Tupac presented at Death Row with the young idealistic politically motivated Tupac, the son of a Black Panther. ibid.
Biggie Smalls took Puffy’s [Combs] side on the east coast; Snoop, Tupac and Dr Dre supported Suge Knight on the west coast, Death Row records. ibid.
On the night of the fatal shooting, Tupac to prove his gang loyalty took on a Crip gunman called Orlando Anderson. ibid.
It was this war that Suge Knight had with Puffy Combs that cost so many lives. ibid.
After Tupac’s death a major gang war breaks out between the Bloods and the Crips. ibid.