Soon after Brown made a U-turn, their car was stopped at a red light right next to Tupac and Suge’s. While Keffe said that the shots did not come from the front seat of the car, when hit with a direct question, he didn’t give a straight answer.
“You said the shots came from the back,” the host said. “Big Dre, Orlando. Who shot Tupac?” With a nervous smile, Keffe answered, “Going to keep it for the code of the streets. It just came from the backseat, bro.”
Though he didn’t say the name straight out, many took this to confirm that his nephew Orlando is Tupac’s murderer. This recent interview is constant with past statements Keffe has made about the night Tupac was shot, including a three-hour recording of Keffe D’s admissions. It was taken from the LAPD archives by ex-Detective Greg Kading and reviewed by LA Weekly in 2011.
According to LA Weekly‘s reporting on the murder of Tupac, Keffe straight up said his nephew was the killer.
Detective Kading: So Orlando shot across Dre?
Keffe D: “He leaned over, and Orlando rolled down the window, and popped him. If they would have drove on my side, I would have popped them. But they was on the other side.”
Federal agent: “Where does [Baby Lane] get the gun from?”
Keffe D: “A little secret compartment that popped up.”
Federal agent: “In the armrest?”
Keffe D: “Yeah.”
Detective Kading: “Was it a Glock?”
Keffe D: “Yeah.”
Detective Kading: “.40?”
Keffe D: “Yeah. And I ain’t ever told nobody that story, man.”
But according to Knight, Tupac could be alive and well. At the tail end of 2017 — during a special about the deaths of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. — Suge Knight once again reignited the rumor that Shakur never died.
Chatting with Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien, Knight expressed his unrest about the official story that Shakur died after being shot on the Las Vegas strip. When O’Brien asked a question about Tupac’s death, Knight responded with “if he died.” That lead O’Brien to ask what Knight meant, so he explained things from his point of view.
“I mean, when I left that hospital, me and ‘Pac was laughing and joking,” he said. “So I don’t see how somebody could turn from doing well to doing bad.”
O’Brien then flatly asked if Knight thinks the rapper is still alive. “I’ma tell you, with ‘Pac, you never know,” Suge responded.