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Rival rapper provided Tupac murder weapon

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ETHREADZNY, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G.

    No arrests have been made in Shakur's death following the September 7, 1996 shooting near the Las Vegas Strip.

    The Times, which said it interviewed members of the Southside Crips who had never before spoken out about the killing, reported that the fatal shots were fired by a Crip named Orlando Anderson, whom Shakur and his bodyguards had beaten in a Las Vegas hotel hours before the shooting.

    The newspaper said B.I.G. had agreed to pay the gang $1 million to kill Shakur, his rival in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers.

    The 24-year-old B.I.G, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot to death six months later in Los Angeles, a killing that also remains unsolved. Anderson, 21, of Compton, was killed in 1998 in an unrelated gang shooting.

    Anderson and Wallace had both denied involvement in Shakur's murder.

    Las Vegas police interviewed Anderson once but said they could not build a case against him because witnesses in Shakur's entourage weren't cooperating. A police spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday.
    [Notorious B.I.G., also known as Christopher Wallace, denied any involvement in the murder.]
    Notorious B.I.G., also known as Christopher Wallace, denied any involvement in the murder.

    Shakur was riding in a car with Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight after attending a Mike Tyson fight when another car pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire.

    According to the Times' reconstruction of the killing, based on police affidavits, court records and interviews with witnesses and investigators, the Crips approached Wallace in hopes of making money from the killing after they had already decided to carry it out to avenge the beating.
    East Coast, West Coast

    Wallace and Shakur, once close friends, had been feuding for more than a year and had exchanged insults in recordings, at concerts and awards shows.

    According to the Times, Shakur and his entourage had jumped Anderson to avenge an earlier beating of one of Shakur's bodyguards at a shopping mall. The assault was captured on a hotel security camera.

    Anderson declined to file a complaint. Instead, the Times said, he telephoned other Crips and set up a meeting at a hotel room where they decided to kill Shakur that night.

    The gang then set up a meeting with B.I.G., who was in town, and asked for $1 million, according to people who said they were present. The newspaper said B.I.G. agreed on the condition a .40-caliber pistol he was carrying be used in the killing. He wanted the satisfaction of knowing his own gun fired the fatal bullets, the Times said.

    Since the shooting, rumors about Shakur's killing have continued to spread among hip-hop fans. Some even contend that he faked his own death to escape the pressures of fame and troubles with the law.

    Three days before his own murder on March 9, 1997, Wallace discussed his feud with Shakur in an interview with a San Francisco radio station.

    Asked whether he had a role in the Shakur's death, Wallace said he "wasn't that powerful yet."

    Copyright 2002 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
     
  2. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

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    http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/06/rapper.slaying.ap/story.shakur.file.jpg'>

    Notorious B.I.G. agreed to a $1 million bounty to kill Shakur, pictured, according to the paper.


    [img]http://i.cnn.net/cnn/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/06/rapper.slaying.ap/story.notorious.big.jpg'>

    Notorious B.I.G., also known as Christopher Wallace, denied any involvement in the murder.
     
  3. serpent of the light

    serpent of the light Member

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  4. SCAGNETTI

    SCAGNETTI New Jack

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    I STILL DON'T KNOW IF I'M BUYING THIS SHIT

    RIP TUPAC THOUGH

    GREATEST OF ALL TIME
     
  5. Wink ONE

    Wink ONE Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 16, 2002 Messages: 226 Likes Received: 0
    in that pic Big looks like he has down syndrome :lol:
     
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

  7. ETHREADZNY

    ETHREADZNY Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 11, 2002 Messages: 3,129 Likes Received: 4
    I would, But I am re-intrested, saying that this was posted in the news just today... AND I FElt IT WAS A WELL WRITTEN ARTICLE, and that other 12oz readers may like to read it also..
     
  8. beardo

    beardo Guest

    complete crap

    made for tv movie
     
  9. Remi Martin

    Remi Martin New Jack

    Joined: Jun 3, 2001 Messages: 96 Likes Received: 0
    yeah.....go ahead and blame the dead guy.
     
  10. SCAGNETTI

    SCAGNETTI New Jack

    Joined: Mar 13, 2002 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    STILL KIND OF THINK IT WAS THE COPS AND MAYBE THE FBI WITH POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION BY SUGE AND FRIENDS

    AFTER ALL, WE KNOW WHO KILLED BIG

    BUT, I HAD PREVIOUSLY ENTERTAINED THE NOTION THAT SUGE'S ONLY MOTIVATION FOR KILLING BIG, BESIDES JEALOUSY AND MALICE, WOULD BE IF BIG HAD PLAYED A ROLE IN TUPAC'S MURDER PREVIOUSLY...

    WHO KNOWS, ONE THING'S FOR SURE, HE MADE A LOT MORE DOUGH OFF OF TUPAC POSTHUMOUSLY THAN HE EVER HAD PREVIOUSLY... EVEN WHILE SPLITTING IT WITH AFENI SHAKUR...

    WHOEVER DID KILL HIM, AND OBVIOUSLY IT WAS A HUGE CONSPIRACY, TOOK A REAL FUCKING TALENTED GUY FROM THE EARTH, AND THAT'S A SHAME
     
  11. WALE!pd

    WALE!pd 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jun 7, 2002 Messages: 12,040 Likes Received: 364
    ill piss on both their graves, fakest people in the world are the ones everyone loves
     
  12. Dr. Dazzle

    Dr. Dazzle Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 19, 2001 Messages: 8,147 Likes Received: 3
    Don't you know the government killed them both???
     
  13. Canadiano

    Canadiano Guest

    i feel sorry for you. i truly do.
     
  14. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    there was an incredible rolling stone article about a year and a half ago, or so, about this. i believe the guy who wrote it, a former LA detective, might have written a book about it as well.
    either way, i believe his story much more than any national news agency, especially because he had no intention of getting involved in the whole thing, it happend as a result of an internal affairs investigation he was conducting on some corrupt CRASH cops, who happend to be, he found, on suge's pay roll...
    i cant remember what he determined, but i know it was that tupac's killing had alot to do with suge, tupac wanting to leave death row, and the whole fight with anderson being a set up.

    ok, im gonna go take a shower now.
     
  15. WALE!pd

    WALE!pd 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Jun 7, 2002 Messages: 12,040 Likes Received: 364
    thanks :D
     
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