More than two decades later, rumors continue to surface about the deaths of the legendary rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. So far there have been no official leads, but over the years a number of different investigators and even some celebrities have come forward with their thoughts on what happened in these unsolved cases.
This week, The Sun Online reported on an old FBI file that they recently obtained, in which actor Tom Sizemore told the FBI that Death Row CEO Suge Knight was responsible for the murder of both Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. The documents also revealed that Sizemore told agents that he was willing to wear a wire to prove that Knight ordered the rappers’ assassinations.
Sizemore allegedly told the FBI that Knight ordered the assassinations through a gang that was involved with the meth trade in California, an issue that was a personal crusade for Sizemore. He also noted that police helped cover up the murder in the case of Tupac, and possibly pulled the trigger in the case of Biggie.
According to the leaked documents:
“Sizemore stated his stepfather was a Detroit police office and admires the work of law enforcement officers. Because his 19-year-old sister recently was hooked on crystal meth, Sizemore will wear a wire or provide any information to help solve the Biggie Smalls murder as well as lead the FBI to take down the largest crystal meth house in California, which he stated as being run by the Mexican Mafia out of a warehouse.”
Sizemore also suggested that Knight’s original target was Tupac and that the later assassination of Biggie Smalls was more to deflect attention away from him, although he carried a personal vendetta against Biggie as well.
In his interview with the FBI, Sizemore said that multiple crooked cops were involved with at least one of the murders.
There is a bit of strange circumstantial evidence in the file as well, which connect specific police to the murders. Sizemore encountered a crooked LAPD cop by the name of David Mack while he was at a Hollywood party, and Mack reportedly told Sizemore and another actor Sean Penn that he “Could take anybody out and nobody would ever know.”
Mack was eventually exposed in a massive corruptions case within the LAPD, but during a raid of his house, police found a strange shrine to Tupac Shakur. Then, Mack was further implicated in Biggie’s death during the FBI investigation.
According to one leaked FBI file:
“Numerous sources have stated they will cooperate with the FBI in attempts to determine what role LAPD officers played in the murder of Wallace. Among these sources, some ID Mack as being present in the Peterson Automotive Museum, one source has stated he transported money between Los Angeles and Phoenix to help pay for the Wallace murder and that he met with Mack and several other LAPD officers to discuss this.”
From the evidence available, it seems most likely that Mack may have had a direct hand in killing Biggie Smalls, and played a more passive role in the death of Tupac, helping to cover up the murder after the fact.
In the films, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G, and Death Row Chronicles, former gang member Keffe D admitted that he was in the front seat of the infamous White Cadillac that pulled up on Tupac and Suge Knight and sprayed their BWM with bullets.
Keffe is only coming forward now because he has cancer and feels that he has nothing to lose.
Keffe claimed that a person in the back seat fired the shots, and although he knows the identity of the shooter, he will not break “street code” and release their name to the public or the police.
“Going to keep it for the code of the streets. It just came from the backseat, bro,” Keffe said.
One person who was in the back seat at the time of the shooting was Keffe’s nephew, Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson, but Anderson was murdered in 1998 and denied being the shooter before his death.
Earlier that night, a fight erupted between Tupac’s crew and Anderson’s crew after a boxing match at the MGM Grand, which allegedly planted the seeds for the shooting that transpired later.
Although Keffe admitted to being an accessory to murder and did not give up the name of the killer, he was reportedly given immunity for his confession.
In a previous documentary that The Free Thought Project reported on last year, vital evidence, such as a confession letter where the planned assassination of Tupac was discussed was buried and ignored by the local police department. The letter suggested that there was a meeting in Reno where a hit was put out on Tupac, and that there was a price on his head that night. If true, this conflicts with the official story that this was just some random spat of violence between gangsters, and reveals more corruption on the part of the Las Vegas Police.
While there have certainly been many celebrities who have met an untimely demise because of their life choices, Tupac remains in the public spotlight because he was truly a revolutionary thinker. Below is a very rare interview with Tupac when he was just 17 years old, highlighting some of the reasons why he stood out.
This well-spoken, open-minded young man was destined to change the world for the better. However, something happened along the way that made sure this would never happen.
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