The Mysterious Death Of Tupac Shakur | Part 1

The Mysterious Death Of Tupac Shakur | Part 1

– Today on Buzzfeed
Unsolved we’re covering
the mysterious deaths of Tupac Shakur
and Biggie Smalls, starting with Tupac.
Right now we’re on our way to Las Vegas
and eventually Los Angeles to cover
some of the spots where
this all went down.
As always, I’m Ryan, that’s Brent,
and we brought along our friend Daysha
because it felt wrong to
cover Biggie and Tupac
without bringing a true superfan.
I’m more of a Tupac fan,
but you know, Biggie’s cool.
– Irrelevant.
– You’re irrelevant.
– Anyway, let’s get into it.
– On September 7th 1996 at the MGM
Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada,
Tupac Shakur attended a
Mike Tyson boxing match.
After the match, Tupac
left with Suge Knight,
who at the time was
C.E.O. of the west coast
record label Death Row Records,
the label that Tupac was signed to.
However, on their way out,
Tupac and his bodyguards
got into a fight with Orlando Anderson
in the lobby of the MGM Casino.
– [Brent] In the lobby?
– [Ryan] In the lobby of the MGM.
Orlando Anderson was a member of the
Compton-based Southside Crips gang.
After the brawl, Suge
Knight and Tupac left
in Knight’s car with Tupac’s entourage
following in cars behind them.
While stopped at a traffic
light at the intersection
of Flamingo and Koval, a white Cadillac
pulled up on the passenger
side of Knight’s car
and shot out of the window,
hitting Tupac four times
and grazing Knight in the
head with a bullet fragment.
In 2014, 18 years after the shooting,
Chris Carroll, a now retired
Las Vegas Police Department
sergeant came forward to say
he was first at the scene.
– According to Carroll,
when he opened the car door,
Tupac fell out of the
car covered in blood,
and Carroll asked, quote, “Who shot you?”
and states that Tupac
took a breath to respond
and said, quote, “Fuck you”
before slipping into unconsciousness,
making those Tupac’s last words.
– [Daysha] Since we’re
right here, there’s no way.
– [Brent] What time is it right now?
– 11:56.
– [Ryan] Look how many
cars right now at 11:56.
On a Friday that’s not nearly
as busy as a Tyson fight.
– There’s no way, if I
heard those gunshots,
it would just be like, hmm.
– [Ryan] You’d look where it was, right?
– Yeah.
– [Ryan] Tupac was taken to the university
medical center and placed on life support
in a medically induced coma.
And on September 13th 1996,
six days after the shooting,
Tupac died due to his
injuries at the age of 25.
– [Brent] Whoa, 25?
I didn’t realize he died so young.
– [Daysha] Both of ’em died super young.
– [Ryan] Yeah, he died at
25, Biggie Smalls died at 24.
– [Daysha] I think that’s what
was so heartbreaking about it
is that they were these two
young black males on the rise,
and they just got snatched up.
– This is where it happened,
this is where he died.
One strange fact is that
the Las Vegas police
never arrested anyone in
connection with the murder.
They also failed to follow
up with Yaki Kadafi,
a member of Tupac’s
entourage who was there
that evening who claimed he
could identify the assailant.
However, Kadafi was
unfortunately murdered two months
later on November 10th 1996
before he could be interviewed.
– [Brent] Wow.
– [Ryan] A Las Vegas homicide
detective who oversaw the case
claimed it got “the same treatment
“as any other homicide here.”
– [Ryan] All right, let’s get
to some of the main theories.
The first theory is from
former LA Times journalist
Chuck Phillips, who believes
that Orlando Anderson,
the Crips gang, and none other than
Biggie Smalls are
responsible for the murder.
Chuck Phillips and the LA
Times investigated the murder
over the course of a year and came up with
the following conclusions
based on anonymous sources.
Conclusion one, members
of the Southside Crips
were involved in the
shooting as retaliation
for Tupac’s beating of Orlando Anderson.
Conclusion two, Orlando
Anderson was the shooter.
Conclusion three, Biggie
Smalls paid $1 million
for the murder of Tupac
and supplied the gun.
Speaking of Biggie, let’s
go over his potential
motive for wanting Tupac dead.
Biggie’s year-long feud with
Tupac was well known and
at the forefront of the east
coast, west coast rap rivalry
including a reported verbal
altercation and diss tracks.
In one track titled Hit
‘Em Up, Tupac claimed
he had slept with Biggie’s
wife, Faith Evans.
– How does that one go?
Is that ♫Hit ’em up, hit ’em up ♫
or is that a different one?
(Daysha laughing)
I’m actually curious.
– I think you should
just never do that again.
– No no no.
– [Ryan] Strangely, according to Phillips,
neither Biggie nor anyone connected
to Biggie was questioned by the police.
As for Orlando Anderson,
the believed shooter,
he was shot to death in May 1998.
Up until his death, Anderson denied
responsibility for Tupac’s
death and was never charged.
The second theory is from former LAPD
detective Russell Poole, who believes
that Suge Knight set up the murder.
Despite Suge Knight also
being hit in the shooting,
detective Poole believed
Suge Knight had motives.
Motive one, Suge Knight
apparently owed Tupac
a lot of money, by some
accounts $3 million,
a theory corroborated by
the fact that Afeni Shakur,
Tupac’s mother, sued Death
Row and Knight in 1997
for mishandling funds and taking
millions of dollars away from Tupac.
Motive two, Tupac intended to leave
Death Row Records, Suge Knight’s label.
Tupac had recently fired
his lawyer David Kenner,
who, in addition to being
Suge Knight’s lawyer,
also wrote up Tupac’s agreement
with Death Row Records.
And sure enough, a week after the firing,
Suge Knight invited Tupac
to the fateful boxing match.
Here’s some other things that
don’t look good for Suge Knight.
Shortly after their
brawl in the MGM lobby,
Knight stopped to make a phone call
while everyone else was fleeing the scene.
Knight also insisted
that Tupac ride with him
in his car after the boxing match.
– [Ryan] Orlando Anderson,
the man who Tupac fought with
in MGM also contradicted
his initial testimony,
at first saying Knight
was part of the MGM brawl,
but then later saying that
Knight was trying to break up
the fight, stating, “I seen
him pulling people off of me.”
Many people believe this turnaround
happened because of a payoff by Knight.
Detective Poole also claims
the bullet wound Knight says
he received that night was
never verified by the hospital,
the police, or any other witnesses.
This contradicts the 2014
report from former Las Vegas
police sergeant Chris
Carroll, who stated that
Knight’s head was “gushing
blood” and that he had
“clearly been hit in the head.”
Carroll also mentioned that
Knight showed legitimate concern
and that “it wasn’t acting.”
“This is not the guy who had
him killed, it’s ridiculous.”
– [Ryan] The third theory
is from LAPD detective
Greg Kading, who believes that Sean Combs,
a.k.a. P. Diddy or Puff Daddy
and C.E.O. of the east coast
record label Bad Boy Records
orchestrated Tupac’s death.
Detective Kading got a Crips
gang member named Keith Davis
to confess on tape that P.
Diddy paid him $1 million
to carry out the murder
of Tupac and Suge Knight.
Keith Davis confessed
that Orlando Anderson,
who was Davis’ nephew, was the
one who pulled the trigger,
and Davis also admits to being in the car
when he recounts the
night that Tupac was shot.
Keith Davis claims the
motive behind P. Diddy’s hit
was due to fear that Suge
Knight would strike first,
and that Tupac was only
included in the hit because
P. Diddy was pissed off about
Tupac’s song Hit ‘Em Up.
Furthermore, before Tupac was killed,
he was shot multiple times
on November 30th 1994
at Quad Recording
Studios in New York City.
Tupac repeatedly stated
that he suspected people
associated with P. Diddy
were the perpetrators,
a suspicion corroborated
by a 2011 confession
from Dexter Isaac, who
claimed he was hired
by a P. Diddy associate
to rob Tupac that night.
However, P. Diddy has denied
involvement in the murder, stating,
And for what it’s worth,
Keith Davis was reportedly
looking at 25 years to
life due to unrelated
activities if he didn’t
reveal his secrets.
– [Ryan] The next theory is
that the Jewish Defense League,
The next theory is that
the Jewish Defense League,
and extremist pro-Israel
group, killed Tupac.
The FBI had files of alleged
death threats on Tupac
from the Jewish Defense League,
which has been classified
as a terrorist group by the FBI.
Other than that, there’s
really not much to see here.
The last theory I’m gonna
go over is pretty silly.
Some believe that Tupac is in fact
still alive and faked his own death.
In 2015, some news outlets
reported that a man
named David Myers claimed he
helped Tupac fake his death
and that Suge Knight, among
others, helped as well.
However, this story seems
to have originated from
a fake news site, so take it
with an enormous grain of salt.
Some believe Tupac is
alive and well in Cuba.
It seems clear to me why it’s unsolved.
There’s a lot of holes,
there’s a lot of eyewitness
and a lot of people who aren’t talking.
– [Daysha] Who would have enough power
to get all of these people
to not say anything?
– [Ryan] Who killed Tupac?
That’ll do it for today.
We’re gonna stay the night in Vegas,
and we’ll pick it back up
tomorrow when we’re gonna
drive to Los Angeles and discuss
the death of Biggie Smalls.
So, see you then.
– Cheers.
(dissonant music)
– I’ve lost $14.
– I won three bucks!
– Fuck.

100 thoughts on “The Mysterious Death Of Tupac Shakur | Part 1

  • July 17, 2019 at 1:39 am

    In my opinion, I think Biggie hired someone to kill Tupac and Suge, and because of that, Suge probably thought that it would have been Bigs idea to kill them. And then, later on, Suge would kill B.I.G.

  • July 17, 2019 at 3:12 am

    I thought thats bigie and Pac were friends?!?

  • July 17, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Two suspects suge …and the man who made a lot of money p diddy with all his tribute hits to biggie .I always thought in biggie his case diddy did it

  • July 17, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Shane …. just Ryan and Shane that's it

  • July 17, 2019 at 10:06 am

    These fools solves anything in a 10 minutes.

  • July 17, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    So, all this was because, Orlando couldn't take a hit?

  • July 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Yea tupac was with the west coast but they didnt come out of the boxing match tupac just ended his performance in a studio and then he got to his hotel with his gf and then suge knight told tupac that they were going to party and tupac wanted to go there but at the same time have a great night with his gf but eventually he went with suge knight and then he got killed

  • July 17, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Yea tupac was with the west coast but they didnt come out of the boxing match tupac just ended his performance in a studio and then he got to his hotel with his gf and then suge knight told tupac that they were going to party and tupac wanted to go there but at the same time have a great night with his gf but eventually he went with suge knight and then he got killed

  • July 17, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    yea u have to watch the tupac film, before u can make this big thingy

  • July 17, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Occam's Razor, he had just had a fight with a crip member, then he was killed, the simplest answer is that the crips did it. Whether the original guy was directly involved or it was just in response, they were just good enough that there wasn't enough evidence to prove who did it.

  • July 17, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Do a video on sonny Liston he was a mystery,

  • July 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm


  • July 18, 2019 at 3:11 am

    tf? JDL = Extremist Pro-Israel Group? No it's not.

  • July 18, 2019 at 5:18 am

    His last words might have been different if he didn't say who shot you because biggie made a song called who shot ya. If he would of said, who did this, he might have said different but who knows

  • July 18, 2019 at 5:18 am

    I wish tupac was still alive

  • July 18, 2019 at 5:24 am

    I hope tupac faked his death

  • July 18, 2019 at 5:25 am

    People came forward saying all different things and never said anything so thered be hella plot holes and nobody could figure it out because it's so confusing

  • July 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

    D.diddy killed Tupac!

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    XXXTENTACION died when he was 20 years old! R.I.P

  • July 19, 2019 at 6:43 am

    I have to say you guys completely did an amazingly horrible job on this whole video 👎

  • July 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Puffy did shot him

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Suge Knight done both I mean he was in the car with 2pac and barely got grazed and 2pac was shot 4 or 6 times?

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I don't like that genre of music but they were human beings with families at the end of the day and Biggie had kids and a wife and his mother Tupac had a fiancee and a mother

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I believe Russel Poole Suge had the motive Biggie did not that feud was all hype

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    exactly someone who was in the car had to tell them what side to shoot how the hell would Orlando just guess or how would Biggie know Suge done it Tupac's own mama thought so

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I believe Russell Poole for one they pushed him out of the police force for digging into the case

  • July 19, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Puff is not gonna shoot a man over a damn song

  • July 20, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Why do people thing Diddy killed Tupac?

  • July 20, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Freemadsons did him over. Freemadsons.
    White Cadillac, expensive car, easy to track down, but never did.
    Ticket sales would show he was going to boxing fight.
    Someone spotted the car, & watched it.

  • July 20, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    4:13 he's lowkey not wrong that's the lil Wayne version

  • July 20, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I'm going to finally break my silence and let you guys know who killed Tupac. That night my grandma was in Las Vegas staying at the MGM. I rember when she would hear his songs….. She said and I quote…. He is going to get himself killed. It was her she's O….O….oooooo G

  • July 21, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I don't really think it's a big mystery what happened. Just no concrete evidence. Pac and other gangster rappers all had too much pride and they let their egos get the best of them. Guns came out and Orlando Anderson shot him, then someone shot Anderson.

  • July 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Do the xxxtentacian ….

  • July 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    What if he never went there

  • July 21, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    If you wanna know the truth, look for "The Suge Knight killings" here on yt.

  • July 22, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Orlando anderson was the suspect behind the trigger notorious big has nothing to do with tupacs murder

  • July 22, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Pac none of this wouldnt of happend if you stayed in oakland the one that hit up tupac was the black mafia and suge

  • July 22, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Is this murder is now sold..?? Keefy D told orlando anderson is the shooter.. any comments.??

  • July 22, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    That was not Pacs last words according to the Showtime Suge Knight doc. Suge says 2pac was joking with him in the ambulance taking them to the hospital in Vegas. Watch the doc on Showtime.

  • July 22, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    This would all be different if Tupac told the cop who did it before he died…

    But he ain’t no snitch tho

  • July 23, 2019 at 4:42 am

    4:22 there is sign of middle finger…that prooves last word of tupac and that photo consisits biggie small too

  • July 23, 2019 at 6:12 am

    It’s not 2pack 😭😭😭😭

  • July 23, 2019 at 6:28 am

    I believe he alive lol

  • July 23, 2019 at 7:11 am

    Those were NOT Pacs last words. He actually was having full on conversations according to Suge Knight. They were cracking jokes and everything. But it is Suge Knight after all so take it with a grain of salt /:

  • July 23, 2019 at 7:42 am

    he is held at Area 51

  • July 23, 2019 at 10:24 am

    everybody in the comments makin a lot of good points here. and also, how they gonna choose the least qualified people for this? then i remembered this was buzzfeed.

  • July 23, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I wonder if they had traffic cameras back then

  • July 23, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    This is pretty much some kids being idiots and laughing

  • July 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    sometimes friends are the one who destroyed us

  • July 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    on another video they said ''Suge Knight'' paid $3M for no one to see ''Tupac'' getting Cremated

  • July 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    In my opinion and one of the most famous theories is that Puffy paid Keefe D and I think Orlando Anderson to kill Suge and Tupac for $1Million, because Puffy was scared to DEATH of Suge, Tupac, the bloods and death row records, due to the whole war and him being one of the high targeted individual. After they fought Orlando, him and Keefe were in the parking lot talking about killing both Tupac and Suge once they got back to LA caused they didn’t have no gun on them, but that’s one other of Keefe’s friends came in and gave them a gun ( real famous too but I can’t remember his name, he died of Cancer I believe ) that’s when they went out and looked for Pac and Suge everywhere even back to the hotel they were supposedly staying at, finally they gave up and decided to just go out and take some drinks, that’s when they saw the two ladies in the red light talking to Tupac on the other side, they rapidly made a U turn and shot PAC, and quickly left, luckily for them in that same moment another White SUV blocked the security Black SUV behind Tupac that was taking care of them, the involvement of the drivers in the White SUV was never concluded, finally Puffy was gonna pay them $500,000 since they did half the job, but they never got the money due to other circumstances that came about. This is my belief and also it can be watched in Unsolved: The murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur on Netflix, where this theory is supported. I hope this comment gets liked up even tho it’s been so long since the video came out.

  • July 23, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Orlando.. Pos.

  • July 24, 2019 at 1:31 am

    P diddy and biggy were the ones involved in the murder pretty much in my mind

  • July 24, 2019 at 2:21 am

    What did happend to Brent

  • July 24, 2019 at 3:31 am

    They not reporting right. Other videos I've seen Tupac chose himself to ride with Suge. So if he was all hellfire to leave Death Row and mad about 3million Suge owed him why would he want to ride with Suge. Tupac and Suge were comraderies, on the same level, and had love and respect for each other. Don't try to play people, by shifting the blame from the hit out of NY.

  • July 24, 2019 at 11:29 am

    Baby lane killed pac he shot him and then baby lane got killed 2 years later crime solved rip tupac amaru shakur may baby lane rott in hell and his whole family we still ride with you pac

  • July 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    i cant understand what's funny for ya'll to laugh about?!

  • July 24, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I think it was Keith Davis Orlando Anderson and P diddy but maybe the jdl

  • July 25, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Suge knight revealed who killed him

  • July 25, 2019 at 3:09 am

    We gon find him in Area 51

  • July 25, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    "wouldn't there be some kind of receipt?" (for that contract killing) – your 2pac expert ladies and gentleman

  • July 26, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Do one on xxxtentacion

  • July 26, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    That cop unknowingly trolled pac by asking “ Who shot you ?” – the name of the B.I.G’s diss track ‘Who shot ya ?’

  • July 26, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    soon they’re gonna be doing one about X 😩😩

  • July 27, 2019 at 7:14 am

    its diddy , confirmed

  • July 27, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Tupac wasnt just a rising black man, he was one in a billion. The MLK of rap

  • July 27, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    it was puffy that offered the million and his associate that gave them the gun. the associate kept the million for himself and bought a nightclub

  • July 27, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    I feel like suge had sum to do with it considering the fact that he was in the car with tupac and drove him to the location where he got shot

  • July 28, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Sucks to thing just because suge Knight seemed like a mean guy. People don’t know he actually cried when he heard Tupac died

  • July 28, 2019 at 2:31 am

    He's at area 51…. when we raid you will see!!!

  • July 28, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    How did diddy get into all this

  • July 28, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I didn't watch the whole video but all you need to know is Orlando shot tupac and pookie loc shot biggie this is all coming from a 11-year old

  • July 29, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Rip 2pac

  • July 29, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Who da faq is Brent?

  • July 29, 2019 at 10:19 am

    5:45 they knew because he was standing up on through the top window talking to girls in an other car. So he was standing on the passenger side

  • July 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I solved this thing,My theory is that tupac was killed by the crips hired by knight

  • July 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Biggie killed tupac…

  • July 29, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    3 bent cops killed big.

  • July 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Y’all had a three way that day huh?

  • July 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    stfup buzzfeed gay feminist dont understand love an tupac just hating on em

  • July 29, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Diddy killed pac…..

  • July 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Orlando Anderson Killed Tupac

  • July 29, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    It was a set up by suge knight why do you think tupac died and suge didn’t

  • July 30, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Its so confusing I can't understand his death

  • July 30, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    No Daysha bigge ain't cool

  • July 30, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    I miss Pac so much!!! SMH I really wish he was still alive………. frfr

  • July 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    He says Tupac’s real name yet says biggie smalls not Christopher Wallace and brings a black girl cuz black people only know about rappers

  • July 31, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Why did you put the light out when the cops came?

  • July 31, 2019 at 4:47 am

    This was solved two years ago lmao Orlando killed Tupac everyone’s knows that lmao

  • July 31, 2019 at 4:57 am

    What video game is this

  • July 31, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Shapeshifting lizard people did it.

  • July 31, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Orlando shot him for nothing tupac is gonna get his revenge I uncool I was his biggest fan I wish I met him in real life duck you orlando

  • July 31, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    No blood on the cement where he got pulled out

  • August 1, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Mysterious??? Watch vlad tv… no mystery just facts from actual people involved. Slam dunk case actually

  • August 1, 2019 at 9:35 am


  • August 1, 2019 at 11:55 am

    This negro shouldn't have died .what a tragedy it was for the hip hop and it's now downwards future.

  • August 1, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Biggie didnt kill Tupac, they were friends but they had their arguments because they were from different sets


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