Marion ‘Suge’ Knight has finally broken his silence over the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
Decades have passed since the two iconic MCs were gunned down within just a matter of months of each other and yet, Suge, who was in the car next to Tupac when he was murdered, refused to speak with the authorities. However, that seems to have changed, with the former Death Row records boss’ attorney, Thaddeus Culpepper saying:
Knight now claims that he was the intended target of the drive-by shooting that took Tupac’s life, as well as saying that he believes Wright was also involved in the murder of Biggie Smalls six months later.
Suge seems to believe that he was the target of an attempted take-over of his record label by Reggie Wright Jr., who ran the label while he was locked up, and his wife, Sharitha, who was not yet divorced from the Death Row boss and so stood to inherit his assets should he die.
This theory is one that is put forward in a new documentary titled ‘Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton.’ It seems that the filmmakers made their information known to Knight, who confirmed that much of it was true. A source revealed:
Back in 2015, LAPD detective Russell Poole, who investigated the murders, claimed:
Wright has claimed his innocence while, strangely, also noting how everyone who accused him of Tupac’s murder, including Tupac’s ex-bodyguards Michael Moore and Frank Alexander as well as Poole himself, had died. Wright said:
Wright even seemed to throw a veiled threat at Tupac Assassination co-director, Bond:
But, why would Suge speak up now?
Knight is currently behind bars awaiting a murder trial and is said to be ready to make a statement about the murder of Tupac Shakur so that he can prove that gangs have been targeting him for death for years. Knight, who was shot multiple times in 2014, is set to face trial for mowing down two men in a burger stand parking lot in Compton in 2015. The incident happened near the set of the NWA movie, ‘Straight Outta Compton,’ killing businessman and friend Terry Carter and injuring Cle ‘Bone’ Sloan, who were both working as security for the film and had been involved in an argument with Suge earlier in the day.
Knight is pleading not guilty to murder, saying he accidentally ran down Carter as he fled the scene in fear for his life.
What do you think?
Does this story sound possible, or is Suge just making a final gambit to save himself from prison?
We’re going to try and track down a copy of ‘Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton,’ but in the meantime, here’s a trailer for the movie behind this latest theory:
Update: Suge Knight Attorney Denies Tupac Murder Accusations
Suge Knight’s attorney, Thaddeus J. Culpepper has denied that the former Death Row Records boss accused his ex-wife of planning the murder of Tupac Shakur, as reported in this story.
“Very recently, a press release was issued stating that Attorney Thaddeus J. Culpepper wrote and signed an affidavit regarding the assassination of Tupac Shakur. The writers of the press release also state that the alleged affidavit contains statements from Suge Knight. The press release cites no author.
“As counsel for Mr. Knight, my duty is to assist him in proving his innocence in his present cases. I have never made any official statement regarding Tupac Shakur, nor have I made any statements on my client’s behalf regarding Mr. Shakur, written or otherwise. Articles relying on this unattributed press release are without merit.”