The 1996 murder of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur has reportedly been ‘solved’ after rapper Keefe D came forward to confess a part in the rapper’s shooting. Shakur was shot after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, with Death Row Records’ troubled maestro Suge Knight.
At the time, the assailant was reported to be in a white Cadillac, and pulled up alongside Shakur’s BMW at a set of traffic lights. The case was unsolved for 22 years, similarly to the shooting of the Notorious B.I.G. Mystery has surrounded the deaths of the two iconic rappers since, with various TV networks publishing series based around the death of the two legendary rappers- most recently Netflix with Unsolved: the Tupac and Biggie Murders.
The documentary is based around a recorded confession from rapper and Crips gang member Keefe D, recorded under immunity of prosecution, per the Daily Star.
“I was a Compton kingpin, drug dealer, I’m the only one alive who can really tell you story about the Tupac killing,” said Keefe on the recording. “People have been pursuing me for 20 years, I’m coming out now because I have cancer. And I have nothing else to lose. All I care about now is the truth.”
Keefe D confessed to being in the car with the shooter, but refused to name them due to “street code”. I just came from the back seat bro,” he added.
Kyle Long, the executive producer of the Netflix series, has stated that he believes that police need to be pursuing Keefe D in further connection to the murder. “He went live on television and confessed to being an accessory to murder and the Las Vegas PD, as far as I know, is doing nothing about it,” said Long. “I just think it’s outrageous.”