In a recent Instagram post, rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent has reignited long-standing rumors surrounding the murder of rap legend 2Pac, accusing music mogul Diddy of orchestrating the killing. The explosive allegation is the latest in a series of public spats between 50 Cent and Diddy.
On October 9, 2023, 50 Cent took to Instagram, suggesting that Diddy, also known as “Brother Love,” was behind 2Pac’s murder, urging him to “lawyer up.” The post included a photo of 2Pac and Suge Knight, taken the night of the fatal drive-by shooting on September 7, 1996. While 2Pac succumbed to his injuries less than a week later, Suge Knight survived a gunshot wound to the head.
Diddy has yet to respond to these recent allegations, but it’s worth noting that he has consistently denied any involvement in 2Pac’s murder, which remains unsolved to this day.
Speculation regarding Diddy’s potential role in 2Pac’s murder has persisted over the years. Much of this speculation is rooted in statements made during a 2008 police confession by Duane “Keefe D” Davis, who was charged with 2Pac’s murder in recent months.
According to Keefe D, he and Diddy discussed a $1 million deal to eliminate both 2Pac and Suge Knight, who were in a feud with Diddy’s Bad Boy Records at the time. However, Keefe D claims that the alleged $500,000 payment promised to the South Side Compton Crips, who were involved in the plot, never materialized.
Authorities have posited that 2Pac’s murder was driven by retribution for an earlier altercation in which 2Pac and his entourage assaulted Orlando Anderson, a member of the South Side Compton Crips. Anderson was believed to have stolen a chain from a Death Row Records affiliate. Keefe D admitted during his confession that Anderson was the gunman in 2Pac’s murder and that he provided his nephew with the murder weapon. Anderson, in an unrelated incident, was killed in a gang shooting in 1998.
50 Cent’s Instagram post comes on the heels of former Bad Boy artist Ma$e alluding to Diddy’s rumored involvement in 2Pac’s murder on his sports talk show. Ma$e’s comments have further fueled speculation around the case.
Retired LAPD detective Greg Kading, who has extensive knowledge of the 2Pac murder case, recently addressed the rumors, emphasizing that any charges against Diddy would require credible witnesses and substantial evidence. Kading expressed skepticism about Diddy’s direct involvement, stating, “I don’t think Puffy was truly intentionally trying to get either 2Pac or Suge killed.”
The renewed focus on this decades-old mystery serves as a reminder that the circumstances surrounding 2Pac’s murder continue to captivate and intrigue both the public and the music industry.