A former LAPD detective is alleging — in a new book — that hip-hop moguls, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Suge Knight, are the figures who ordered the killings of iconic hip-hop rivals, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.
Greg Kading, in his new book Murder Rap, claims Diddy ordered the hit on Pac; and in retaliation, Suge ordered the hit on Biggie.
Shakur, who was signed to Knight’s Death Row Records, was shot in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996; and passed away six day later from the gunshot wounds. The Notorious B.I.G., who was signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
Kading claims that the authorities have “extensive tapes and documents” with confessions from those involved in the murders of both rap stars.
No one has been charged in either rapper’s murder. Kading claims the LAPD has recorded confessions from people behind the killings.
In a taped confession, reviewed by the L.A. Weekly, a Southside Crips member named Duane “Keffe D” Davis says, “[Combs] took me downstairs and he’s like, ‘Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.’ … I was like, ‘We’ll wipe their ass out, quick. It’s nothing.’ ”
Davis claims he was paid $1 million to kill Shakur, and that his nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, pulled the trigger. “If [Shakur’s entourage] would’ve drove on my side [of the car] I would’ve popped him,” he said.
Diddy, however, tells L.A. Weekly that their story is “pure fiction and completely ridiculous.”
In documents, reviewed by the paper, the mother of one of Knight’s children says Suge gave her money to pay Wardell “Poochie” Fouse, his associated and Mob Piru Bloods gang member, to kill Wallace.
Knight, however, has not commented on the story and/or its claims.
Kading, who was involved in the investigations of both murders, says he was pulled from the cases when he had nearly solved them.
Both investigations have both been shelved, claims Kading. However, an LAPD spokesman said in an email to the Weekly that they are “active/ongoing.”
Kading’s Murder Rap book drops Tuesday (October 4). Get your copy at Amazon.com.