Suge Knight has claimed that rapper Tupac Shakur talked about faking his own death shortly before he was gunned down in 1996.
The revelation was made by ex-Death Row Records CEO Marion ‘Suge’ Knight in an interview with filmmaker Antoine Fuqua, which aired during Showtime’s recently released documentary American Dream/American Knightmare.
Suge Knight adds fuel to Tupac Shakur conspiracy theories as he reveals the rapper talked about faking his own death just months before he was gunned down in drive-by shooting
- The claim was made in Showtime’s new American Dream/American Knightmare
- The documentary features interview with Suge Knight from 2011 and 2012
- Knight said that Tupac Shakur had talked about faking his own death during a trip they took to Maui, shortly after Shakur was released from jail in 1995
- The documentary also features Knight recounting the moments before and after Shakur was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996
Knight gave the interview sometime between December 2011 and November 2012. He is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter, after pleading no contest to charges in September, stemming from a fatal 2015 hit and run.
In the documentary, Knight recounted a conversation he had with Shakur while they were in Maui, not long after Knight posted Shakur’s $1.4million bail in October 1995.
‘We was in Maui, you know what I mean, and Pac had, like, never been to Maui,’ Knight said in the documentary, according to the Daily Beast.
‘And he get to talking about faking his own death. And Pac was more down for doing, like, the… the… the last little videos and shit of him dying all in the white, you know what I’m sayin’, with Redd Foxx and everybody like that.’
The videos Knight was referring to appears to have been the music video for Shakur’s track, I Ain’t Mad At Cha, in which Shakur is depicted being shot by a hooded figure and going to heaven.
The video was filmed in May 1996, four months before Shakur was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.
Knight also said that Shakur behaved unusually when working on the music video.
‘He was cussin’ everybody out. With this particular video, he was like, man, what’s up, right?’ Knight said.
‘And I felt like, he talkin’ about this s**t, and our dreams and our future is built together because we plannin’ on doing, so if you talkin’ about not bein’ here, losing your life, and doin’ all these muthaf****n’ videos where you dead and s**t, I’m like, s**t… if somethin’ really happen to you, n***a, I ain’t gonna be that muthaf***a there with tears in my muthaf****n’ eyes, I’m gonna be that muthaf***a like, s**t, still pushin’ for you.’
Knight (right) also recounted the moments before and after Shakur was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996. They are seen here in August 1996