Suge Knight was in the driver’s seat of the car that was blasted with bullets back in September 1996, which resulted in gunshot wounds that ultimately led to Tupac’s death. But the music industry vet may not be convinced that the rapper is actually dead.
“Why you think nobody been arrested if they said they the one that killed Tupac?” he wondered while talking to TMZ. “Because Tupac not dead. If he was dead, they’d be arresting those dudes for murder. You know he’s somewhere smoking a Cuban cigar on an island.”
Suge’s words ‒ said with an odd mixture of seriousness and facetiousness ‒ aren’t the first of their kind. For years, fans and conspiracy theorists have been speculating about Pac’s death, offering theories about who killed him and why, or attempting to debunk the fact that he actually died.
The fact that the case hasn’t been solved in the nearly two decades since the incident has only fueled that fire.
The Death Row Records co-founder’s name has been linked to a handful of those theories, but he strongly denies any wrongdoing.
“When they asked me if I know who killed Tupac, I’m the n—a that said, Hey, absolutely not,” he said. “I don’t get down like that. You’ll have a naive motherf–ker walk down the street and say, Suge Knight killed Tupac. When everybody know, off the top, I ain’t the n—a that killed Tupac, I’m the n—a that protected the n—a Tupac.”