We may finally get the answers we've wanted for years
It’s hard to believe that the untimely, devastating deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. still remain unsolved after this many years. Both men were accompanied by multiple people, both shootings occurred with dozens of citizens around, and famous people were attached to the victims. How can no one know who did it? The prevailing theories are that the gunmen are known, but they’re being protected by people in positions of power. Their covers many finally be blown now as a new documentary takes aim directly at them.
Tupac’s Last Days
On the night that Tupac Shakur died, he and fellow rapper Suge Knight were attending the Mike Tyson/Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996. A fight ensued after the match between alleged Crips member Baby Lane Anderson and Shakur’s entourage. They believed that Baby Lane robbed a Death Row Records member months earlier. Tupac and Suge fled the scene in Suge’s BMW 750iL, and they were followed by a convoy of their entourage.
They got stopped on Las Vegas Boulevard by bicycle cops for having their stereo too loud and not having plates. They were released and stopped at a red light moments later. A car full of women pulled up on their left, and Tupac stood up through the sunroof to talk to them. A Cadillac pulled up on their right and opened fire at Tupac, hitting him multiple times. Suge Knight was hit in the head with a bullet fragment. Responding Las Vegas police officer Chris Carroll said Tupac’s last word to him were “f**k you.”
Tupac was put into a medially-induced coma, but he died from his injuries on September 13, 1996.
The Assassination of Biggie
Many people have been blamed for Tupac’s death, but no one was charged with it. One person who was believed to be behind it was his rival rapper Notorious B.I.G. Biggie’s end would come soon enough though.
On March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, he was riding in a car his associates and his friend Puff Daddy was in a car behind him. They were surrounded by their security guards.
While the convoy was stopped at a red light in the crowded area, a Chevy Impala pulled up to Biggie’s car. A man described as an African American male dressed in a blue suit and bow tie opened fire at Biggie with a 9 mm pistol, hitting him in the chest with four bullets. He was driven directly to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.
Amazingly, these high-profile murders committed in public places have remained unsolved. Everything from police cover-ups to high-end gang wars have been blamed for their murders and subsequent mysteries, but no one seems to be coming forward with new information. However, our questions may finally be answered and justice served when rapper/actor Ice-T and journalist Soledad O’Brien will take a journey through the past to find out what happened on the two-hour special Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?
The show will feature “never-before-heard accounts surrounding the deaths of the hip-hop legends” from people close to the slain artists as well as private investigators. There will be interviews from artists including Lil’ Cease, E.D.I. Mean, Doug E Fresh, Funkmaster Flex, and even Suge Knight, the main witness to the murder of Tupac.
There will also be incredible, never-before-heard audio of Notorious B.I.G. talking about Tupac’s murder. The show was produced by Critical Content, the makers of other true crime documentaries including The Case Of: JonBenét Ramsey.
The show will premiere on Fox on September 24. Are you going to tune into see Who Shot Biggie & Tupac? Let us know in the comments and SHARE this news.