She caused a lot of trouble for everyone
It’s been 20 years and we just can’t let go; how could the public murders of the most famous rappers of all time be unsolved after all this time? People have always thought that someone wanted the deaths of Tupac Shakur and rival rapper Notorious B.I.G. to be covered up, either because the gunmen were really hitmen working for someone else or because there’s an even bigger conspiracy going on. This new video goes to show that there was definitely something else going on just before Tupac lost his life to bullets.
Things were pretty tense between rappers back in the day. There’s certainly a ton of beef going around all the time between artists now, but this was before rap really hit the mainstream. They knew that they were going to take over the world one day, and they were extremely protective of their brands and their music. It was absolutely sacred. So when beef started up, it became all-out war.
There was so much bad blood circulating between Notorious B.I.G, Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight, and Puff Daddy back in the 90s that it escalated to the grave. But just before all the bloodshed, there was beef over diss tracks. Suge Knight went to BET to talk about one such incident that created a huge argument between the four men.
According to Suge, he and Tupac were sitting in the studio working on their Biggie diss-track called “Hit Em Up” one day. Suge explained that Biggie’s ex Faith Evans and her gal pal Misa (P. Diddy’s baby mama) were hanging out with them that day and heard this song. He believes that Faith then went to Biggie and Diddy to tell them all about this little song.
Suge said, “I don’t think it was Misa ’cause Misa is too down. And I think I made her feel a lot better than Pac made Faith feel. So, I think it was Faith that went and told [Biggie] that Pac was doing that track and he was putting some lyrics to it. So, before we could finish that track, they beat us to it and put out ‘Get Money.'”
Not to be outdone, Biggie and Diddy quickly reacted and released a diss-track of their own entitled “Get Money.” That’s when things got out of hand.
Tupac called Suge Knight when he heard the song playing on the radio, and he wasn’t happy. The way that this beef looked to fans, Biggie and Puffy hit at Tupac, and then he reacted. No one knew about how the women were involved. Tupac didn’t like looking weak in the media, so he was pretty angry about the situation.
Suge explained, “When Pac heard it on the radio, he eventually called me and was going crazy. He was like ‘Man, turn on the radio. You hear this s**t? Aw man, they just took our s**t.’ He was like ‘I know Puffy baby mama her punk a*s told Puffy and Biggie.'”