As 2Pac waited at a stoplight in Las Vegas on September 7, 2021, legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was shot four times in the chest.
An unidentified white Cadillac pulled up alongside him on Flamingo Road on September 7, 1996, and opened fire, killing the legendary hip hop artist and Death Row Records head Marian “Suge” Knight.
Suge Knight was grazed by one of the bullets that hit Tupac.
Six days later, Tupac succumbed to the injuries he sustained. He was 25.
As a result of the fact that Tupac’s murder took place near the Las Vegas Strip on a busy street, no one has ever been arrested for it. Report from Yahoo!
Some believe that the Southside Crips from Compton were responsible for Tupac’s death. There’s no doubt about it: Tupac was in the Mob Piru Bloods, a well-known Crips foe.
In the lobby of the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson fight venue earlier that night, Tupac allegedly “signed his death warrant” by beating Crips member Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson with his Bloods bodyguards.
The former Los Angeles Police Department detective Greg Kading, who led a task force to investigate the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
When Anderson was killed in a drive-by shooting, Kady confirmed that it was Anderson who pulled the trigger.
One prominent journalist, Chuck Philips, argues that Biggie Smalls (real name Christopher Wallace) ordered the hit on Tupac and provided the gun to his attackers in order to kill him.
A prior offer of $1 million by Wallace was well-known, and the Crips accepted.
Biggie’s Who Shot Ya? and Tupac’s savage response, Hit ‘Em Up, were inspired by the public feud between the rappers.
In Hit ‘Em Up, Biggie and other East Coast rappers are threatened with violence.
Although Tupac was shot three months after his song’s release in 1996, it is believed that its release only intensified the East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry of the time.
Tupac’s death sparked a chain of events that culminated in Biggie being shot to death by Suge Knight, a friend of the West Coast rapper. Weapons-for-hire gunner Wardell “Poochie” Fouse was responsible for the shooting.
They were both killed before they could be charged. Plot twist: In 1998, Anderson was gunned down for collecting a drug debt; Poochie was gunned down on his motorcycle in 2003.
To this day there has been no resolution to the Tupac and Biggie cases.