Author Claims F.B.I. Targeted & Assassinated Tupac Due To His Influence

Tupac ShakurIt’s been nearly 15 years since the death of the rapper Tupac Shakur, and still to this day, his passing is a mystery … with everyone from reporters to fans to other rappers and celebrities drawing their own conclusions as to what happened.

Author John Potash, however, believes he holds the answer to Pac’s death, and has penned an entire book about it called The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders.

In his book, available now through his own Progressive Left Press, Potash theorizes that the rapper was targeted by the FBI due to his political affiliations and influence on black culture.

Potash says, via an interview with AllHipHop.com, that Tupac’s growing influence on pop culture and his relationships with prominent members of ’60s civil rights group, the Black Panthers, put him on the government’s radar, who then enlisted the F.B.I. who used COINTELPRO tactics to assassinate him, and other influential black leaders.

“He had very close relationships with his extended Black Panther Party family, who acted as his mentors, not to mention that he was trying to do more positive things,” he says. “[The government] orchestrated his assassination.”

Adding onto his theory is that Pac’s label, Death Row Records, was a front used U.S. to battle black activism.

“A high level police detective named Russell Poole got himself assigned to the murder investigation of Biggie, during his investigation he stumbled across the fact that Death Row Records employed many officers who were considered agents,” Potash said. “Poole also found typical intelligence operations such as trafficking drugs, guns and laundering money taking place at Death Row Records.”

Despite the possible consequences from revealing such information, Potash admits to being fearful for his life, but that says “this is what gives me passion.”

Potash’s book is a culmination of 12 years of research, and includes names, dates and events to support the books claims. Sources include over 100 interviews, FOIA-released CIA and FBI documents, court transcripts, and many mainstream media outlets, according to the book’s description.

Tupac Shakur was gunned down in September 1996, following a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas. The shooting took place shortly after he and Suge Knight were involved in a scuffle with known gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand casino.

Tupac died from the wounds days later. He was just 25 years old.

To date, his murder remains unsolved.

8 comments
  1. I don’t care about conspiracy or not,It happens that we had learn every single day bout violence.That end of a note,I can’t discuss on what the Author said on his new book about conspiracy & assassination that being set up by f.b.i. We Need 2 let it go and move on then waste our time reading this stupid book by Author John Potash

  2. Finally, the truth I was waiting 4, we all new the government was behind it. They behind all da crap that happens in the world, cant we just live in peace & harmony…..

  3. b.k. da wrestler, how old are u? U sound like u are not a fan, thou I agree that we gotta move on but if it was someone u liked to see all the time, u wud want to know the truth at on point, either it’s loads of bull*** or not but atleast u wud want to know what happened. Next time try not to comment if you ain’t got sh*t to say…Salut!!!

  4. “2PAC – Ghost”
    The only way, for me to come back, is by Makaveli
    That’s it! All these motherfuckers stole from me
    I’m takin back what’s mine

    [laughing] You motherfuckers can’t stop me
    Even if I die, I’m gon’ be a fuckin problem
    Do you believe in ghosts, motherfucker?
    Real live black… ghosts
    Feel me?

  5. @B.K u definately can do better then that! U on some ignorant shit mayne…

  6. Jus look at JFK,MLK, or even John Lennon. If John Lennon told a group of hippies to assassinate the Pres. Some hippie would’ve. The gov. cannot have no group or individual have more influence on America than them. And B.K you’re a lame from Notre Dame.

  7. he wasnt even the best to me his flow was not even nice like me being from the east coast …. his lyrics (dont get me wrong) is fresh as hell but his FLOW like da way he spits sounds like something i cant follow on!!

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