Suge Knight, through his lawyers, has confirmed a theory that says that he was the intended target of an assassination that wound up killing Tupac instead.
The theory was presented in a new documentary that is melodramatically titled Tupac Assassination: Battle For Compton. The film says that Suge’s ex-wife Sharitha and former Death Row Records security chief Reggie Wright Jr. were conspiring to take over Death Row Records. To do this, they planned out an assassination plot on Knight. However, the night that the murder was to happen, Suge was riding in his car with Tupac in the passenger seat. Suge was grazed by a bullet that was supposedly meant for him, but Tupac absorbed all of the deadly shots.
The theory isn’t necessarily new as Wright, who eventually wound up taking over Death Row when Suge went to jail after the shooting, has denied any involvement in past interviews. But this is the first time Knight himself has actually co-signed a theory. The Daily Mail reports that Knight, through a signed affidavit, confirms that he was the intended target, meaning that he also knows who killed Tupac. Reports state that he gives the documentary a “thumbs up” for its accuracy.
On top of that, he claims to know who killed The Notorious B.I.G. as well.
Knight, who for decades has refused to work with police in solving the murders, is finally talking because he himself is in jail awaiting a murder trial. In January 2015 he was involved in a hit-and-run that left one man dead. Knight has claimed self-defense in the matter, saying that he has been targeted by gangs for years. He is hoping that this story of him being targeted can bolster his current defense, making it look like he’s been in the crosshairs for decades.
Tupac is scheduled to be enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this Friday. A biopic on his life, All Eyez On Me is scheduled to hit theaters on June 15.