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Ex-cop's book says LAPD know who killed Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G.



tbd-murderrap100511.jpgWe've all known unofficially for awhile now that Tupac Shakur's death was part of the East Coast-West Coast rap wars that also claimed the Notorious B.I.G. back in the day, but now a new book says the LAPD has proof of this, but is covering it up. Thank goodness for police detectives who blow the whistle!

Former LAPD detective Greg Kading says in his new self-published book Murder Rap, out Tuesday, that the department is hiding tapes and documents exposing who was behind Shakur's killing, which was for-hire under the direction of Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs. Biggie Smalls (nee Chrisopher Wallace) was then ordered killed by former music mogul Suge Knight, who also was targeted by Combs.

Citing the 2008 testimony of Duane "Keffe D" Davis, Kading recounts how the member of the Southside Crips snitched, saying Bad Boy entertainment head Combs offered him $1 million to kill Tupac and Suge in Las Vegas in September 1996.

"(Combs) took me downstairs and he's like, 'Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.' ... I was like, 'We'll wipe their ass out, quick. It's nothing.' ... We wanted a million," Davis said in a taped confession, according to L.A. Weekly. Davis tells Kading his nephew Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson was the triggerman, a duty he happily performed after Tupac's boys beat him in the MGM Grand lobby earlier in the evening over a piece of jewelry Anderson had allegedly stolen.

Davis tells Kading that after their white Cadillac pulled up to the Death Row BMW, his nephew "leaned over, and Orlando rolled down the window and popped him (Shakur)." Later, he adds, "If they would've drove on my side (of the car) I would've popped him." Suge Knight survived the attack with a bullet wound to the head.

Six months later, Biggie was gunned down in L.A. in retaliation. Murder Rap says the mother of one of Suge's kids, Theresa Swann, says Knight gave her money to pay his Mob Piru Bloods gang member pal Wardell "Poochie" Fouse to kill Biggie.

This, of course, is sensational precisely because the LAPD haven't arrested anyone in the last 15 years, having only recently reopened the case, L.A. Weekly says. Part of the problem is that davis said in 1997 his nephew wasn't involved and only in 2008 said he was the gunman. Davis spilled the beans because the LAPD had built a case that would give him 25 to life for trafficking in PCP, but the recording grants him immunity for his admission only if none of his statements are proven to be false.

And what about Combs? "This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous," he wrote to L.A. Weekly in an email. The Juice* wouldn't go holding any breath for a break in the case anytime soon.


[Last modified: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:20pm]


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