So, in proof that the ‘Pac myths will never, ever die, people are still talking about who killed Tupac Shakur. He’s all up in arms about an LA Times news story claiming his associates were involved in the first shooting of Tupac (a couple of years before he was killed)
“The story is a lie,” the hip-hop mogul said in a statement Monday. “It is beyond ridiculous and completely false. Neither (the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.) nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during or after it happened. … I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story.”
A pretty strong reaction, and I don’t doubt it. I’m not one of those conspiracy theorists who still thinks Pac is alive, and I’m not even convinced it is some elaborate plot that goes all the way to the top of the East and West coasts. My money is on a couple of idiot gangbangers trying to make themselves famous or trying to impress someone. It is possible that some Eastcoasters thought Biggie would love them if they took out Pac, but it is equally possible that some jealous Westsiders wanted to knock Pac out to make a name for themselves.
Either way, 14 years after the first shooting, we’re still talking about who started it and why. I’ve pretty much lost faith that we’ll ever know.