One of the most iconic photographs of all time is of a 25-year old Tupac looking directly at the camera while Suge Knight drives the two of them in Las Vegas. The rapper was shot and killed in a drive-by moments later.
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight is currently in prison charged with murder and attempted murder after hitting and running over two men with his car in Compton in 2015. It’s long been rumoured that he was hiding the true identity of Tupac’s killer, and finally Suge Knight has let it slip.
Knight has claimed it was his former Death Row Records security chief Reggie White Jr and ex-wife Sharitha who killed the Compton rapper in 1996. Suge also suggested that he was the target of the drive-by, not Tupac.
Thaddeus Culpepper, Suge’s attorney, wrote in a signed affidavit that ‘Knight has known for many years that Reggie White Jr. and his ex-wife Sharitha were behind the murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Knight in 1966.’
Sharitha and Suge Knight were still married at the time of the drive-by. She would have inherited his relative fortune had the rap mogul been killed that night, but in the end it was Tupac who lost his life.
Tupac’s shooting has long been discussed and debated by conspiracy theorists some of which claim the rapper is still alive and living in Area 51. Others claim Tupac staged his own murder with the first cop on the scene, Chris Carroll, and has been living in Cuba ever since.
I’m going to put it out there and state that I don’t believe any of these tin-hat theories, and sadly Tupac is gone. However, with these recent developments we seem closer than ever to finding out who took the rap genius’ life prematurely.