Saturday, May 3, 2014
'Tupac's not dead!' Suge Knight fuels conspiracy theories... then claims Diddy is 'the one who killed him'Suge Knight is making accusations fueling rumours about the controversial death of Tupac Shakur.
In an interview on TMZ, the former Death Row Records CEO not only claims Sean 'P.Diddy' Combs is the one responsible for Shakur's death, he then makes the bold contradictory statement that the reason no one has ever been charged with the murder is because 'Tupac's not dead.'
Smoking a cigar and wearing a red sweatshirt with the word 'Bompton' across the front, the 49-year-old was leaving trendy West Hollywood nightclub 1Oak on Thursday when he started on his rant.
Bold statements: Suge Knight claimed Diddy was behind Tupac Shakur's murder but then asserted that the slain rapper is 'not dead' as he left 1Oak in West Hollywood on Thursday
'Everybody knows off the top, I ain't the n**** killed Tupac. I'm the n**** protected Tupac!'
But then Suge goes on the offensive and claims his longtime East Coast rival Diddy was behind the entire incident.
'B**** a** Puffy can get him a mutha******* star (on the Walk of Fame), and every rat in the world say he's the one who killed Tupac, or had him shot.'
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Diddy for comment.
Music makers: Diddy and the late Tupac were key players in the infamous East Coast- West Coast rivalry in hip hop during the 1990s
Back on September 7, 1996, Shakur was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. He was taken to the hospital, where he died six days later.
But conspiracy theories have sprung up through years claiming the Thug Life singer never really passed away.
And after going in on Diddy, Suge added some fuel to those theories by hypothesizing why no one has ever been arrested for Shakur's murder.
While its unclear how serious he was, the music mogul said: 'Tupac’s not dead! He’s on an island somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar.'
Back in the day: Suge and Tupac at the Soul Train Music Awards in 1996