A former LAPD cop claims that Grammy Award-winning artist Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs was responsible for hiring a killer to shoot Tupac Shakur in a drive-by in 1996.
Shakur, 25, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996 in the middle of a feud between rival rap groups from the East and West Coasts of the US.
Now retired detective Greg Kading has said the entire hit was setup by Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs, who was then known as Puff Daddy.
Kading also claims that the murder of Combs’ best friend Christopher ‘Biggie Smalls’ Wallace six months later was in revenge for the murder of Shakur.
Kading’s claims appear in a new documentary that suggests Combs hired Crips gang member Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis to kill Shakur for $1 million.
Davis was also allegedly hired to kill Shakur’s manager Marion ‘Suge’ Knight.
Instead Kading said Keffe passed the hit onto nephew Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson.
It was therefore Anderson who shot Skakur dead after he left a Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996, Kading claims.
The documentary, Murder Rap, includes a 2008 interview with Keffe where he claims to have heard Diddy issue a call for Tupac’s murder.
He declared to a room full of Crips gang members that he’d “give anything for Pac and Suge Knight’s heads”, the Huffington Post reports.
He goes on to say in the police interview that the rapper had later approached him and offered him $1 million to kill the pair.
In the documentary, Kading says he “trapped” Keffe into revealing details of Shakur’s murder in order to avoid a longer sentence for another crime.
Kading says that in retaliation to Tupac’s murder, his manager Knight ordered the killing of Combs’ long-time friend Biggie Smalls.
He allegedly hired rival Blood gang member Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse to carry out the killing for just $13,000.
Both Diddy, from New York, and Tupac, in Los Angeles, had been caught up in a bitter rivalry between East and West Coast rappers, the Huffington Post reports.
Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls – a close friend of P Diddy – was shot dead six months later in a revenge killing, according to retired detective Greg Kading, who once led a special task force that investigated the shootings.
Kading claims in a new documentary that Diddy hired Crips gang member Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis to kill Shakur and his manager Marion Hugh ‘Suge’ Knight for $1million.
But on the night of the fatal shooting, on September 7, 1996, it was actually Keffe’s nephew Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson who shot the 25-year-old rapper dead, according to the ex-cop. Suge escaped unharmed.
The documentary, Murder Rap, features a 2008 interview with Keffe where he claims to have heard Diddy declare in a room full of Crips members that he’d ‘give anything for Pac and Suge Knight’s heads’.
He goes on to say in the police interview that the rapper had later approached him and offered him $1million to kill the pair.
Former LAPD detective Kading says he was able to ‘trap’ Keffe into giving him information about Shakur’s murder to avoid a harsher sentence for another crime.
Kading says that in retaliation for Tupac’s murder, Suge hired rival Blood gang member Wardell ‘Poochie’ Fouse to kill Diddy’s long-time friend Biggie Smalls for just $13,000.
Suge is currently in jail awaiting trial after running over two men outside a Compton, California, burger stand in late January 2015, killing one and seriously injuring the other.
Kading was assigned to reopen the rappers’ murders in 2006 after Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace sued the LAPD over claims they had covered up the real killer in her son’s murder – allegedly a rogue cop.
In his 2011 book, Murder Rap, the retired detective claims the department dropped the case because of P Diddy’s fame.
The ex-cop admits his allegations are unlikely to end anyone in court – unless he is sued.
But he hopes that by publishing his claims that it can ‘hold up in the court of public opinion’.
The book has now been turned into a documentary of the same name which premiered last year and is available on Netflix from spring.
P Diddy blasted claims in 2011 during an interview with LA Weekly as ‘pure fiction and completely ridiculous.’
Tupac’s death also remains a mystery as no killer was ever charged.
source: dailymailco.uk; news.com.au