Tupac Shakur, one of the most famous rappers ever, died nearly 20 years ago — but his story is still a mystery. Tupac has been listed as one of the top 25 influential people of the past century by Time magazine. He was also nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and won one. Tupac’s popularity skyrocketed after he released his third album in as many years, “Me Against the World.” His previous album, “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory,” had been released just a week before. Many fans think that this sudden burst of creative output may have hinted at something much more sinister lurking beneath the surface…
Who shot Tupac?
Nobody has ever been convicted of shooting Tupac. There are no official records of who fired the shots or why, and most of the police records related to the case have been lost or destroyed. Though many people have been accused of shooting Tupac, nobody has ever been charged with anything. Tupac’s shooting was a very high-profile case, and it would be surprising if the police had no leads.
The conspiracy theories
Tupac’s death happened at a time when he was gaining worldwide recognition, and his death happened in a chaotic way that left many unanswered questions. This created a lot of speculation about what had really happened, and many people came to believe that the police had covered up the truth. The first theory to emerge was that Tupac had faked his own death.
This was partly inspired by the fact that many people who knew Tupac had expected him to fake his own death. He often talked about it as a way to escape his financial problems and break free of a record contract that he had described as “slave papers.” The theory was given a big boost when some of Tupac’s friends released a video claiming that he had been seen in the company of another rapper who had died a few months later. The video made a lot of money for the promoters, but it didn’t change anyone’s opinion that Tupac was still dead.
The murder theory
The most popular murder theory is that Tupac was killed by Biggie Smalls’s gang. The two rappers had been close friends until Tupac was caught up in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers, and Biggie had publicly criticized him for it. After Biggie’s death, a lot of people came forward to say that they’d seen a car at the scene of Tupac’s shooting that looked exactly like one driven by one of Biggie’s friends.
There are also many similarities between the two shootings: The shootings happened in low-lit streets in a part of town where drive-by shootings were common. The shooters were in a car that looked like a black Chevy Impala, which was a common car for both gangs. There are also a lot of connections between the people who were close to both rappers.
The person who managed both of them, Suge Knight, was also very close to the police and the people who ran the MGM Grand. The police were accused of covering up the murder, and there was even a documentary about it. However, the murder theory has been largely discounted because the people who were seen at the scene of Tupac’s death were never charged with anything.
The robbery theory
The robbery theory is that Tupac was killed for trying to steal back the Death Row records that he had signed over to Suge Knight. Tupac had been trying to get out of his contract with his record label, Death Row Records, for years. He claimed that the contract was exploitative and unfair, but the court found in favor of the record company.
During the trial, the judge revealed that Tupac had been involved in the attempted extortion of Death Row Records. He had been caught on tape offering $1 million to one of the company’s security guards to “take care of” Suge Knight. The security guard had been placed in prison on drug charges, and Tupac had been caught on tape suggesting that he could get the charges dropped. He was sent to prison while he was awaiting trial, and he was shot while he was there.
Final words: Why we may never know the truth about his death
There are many other theories about what really happened to Tupac, including a couple that involve his death being faked. The fact that nobody has ever been charged with shooting him means that we may never find out for sure who was responsible for his death.
There was a huge amount of money at stake in the 1990s, and many of the people around Tupac were not above murdering someone to get what they wanted. There are also many ways that the official records connected to the case could have been tampered with to obscure the truth. That’s why many people think that we may never know the real story behind Tupac’s death.