Record producer Suge Knight has claimed that he was the real target of the 1996 shooting of Tupac Shakur, and that Knight’s ex-wife and former Death Row Recrods security chief were behind the murder.

Suge Knight Claims He Was “Real” Target Behind Tupac Shooting

Knight’s attorney Thaddeus Culpepper wrote in an affidavit that the music executive had known “for many years that [name redacted] were behind the murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Knight,” reports the Daily Mail.

Wright was with Shakur on the night that he was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. Culpepper added that Knight had details that showed Wright’s involvement in the 1997 shooting of Christopher ‘Biggie Smalls’ Wallace. Wallace Shakur’s East Coast rival, and was killed in an eerily-similar drive-by shooting in March of 1997. The resemblance of the two murders spawned speculation that Knight was involved in both shootings.

Tupac was shot on September 7, 1996, riding in the passenger seat of a BMW that Knight was driving. They had both attended a Mike Tyson boxing match prior. Tupac died six days later from injuries from the shooting.

The story of that infamous night is chronicled in the documentary Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton, released on DVD earlier this year. The documentary tells of an attempted coup at Death Row Records, led by Knight and others, which led to the shooting.

“Culpepper told Carlin individually that not only did Knight confirm the events portrayed in Compton, which portray Knight was the intended target and Shakur as collateral damage, as true, but also goes on to allege that these 1996 events may have been the first in a history of attempts on Knight’s life,” a spokesman for the film said.

“Suge wasn’t divorced yet and if he died in that hit, she’d [Sharitha Knight] get most of everything,” he said. “So she went to Wright Jr, who was in charge of Death Row, and ran it while Suge was in prison.”


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Apparently, after hearing the “salient points” made in the documentary, Knight is now speaking out on what “really” occurred during those fatal shootings.

“I believe in karma,” Knight said. “All these people are dropping dead. I keep telling people God don’t like ugly. I hope people learn a lesson from this.”

Knight is currently sitting in jail awaiting trail for murder charges.

Tupac’s life will be featured in the upcoming biopic, All Eyes on Me, which is due out in June 2017.

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