Twenty years after their deaths, a former LAPD detective claims he knows who killed infamous rappers Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.
Detective Greg Kading recently said in the documentary “Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders” that hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs was behind Tupac’s 1996 shooting, The Blaze reports.
Kading was a leader in the 1996 investigations, chosen for his experience in gang-related crimes and cold-case homicides, The Huffington Post reports.
The detective claims Diddy paid a Crips gang member to kill Shakur and his manager Marion Hugh ‘Suge’ Knight. However, "Baby Lane" Anderson - the gang member’s nephew- ended up reportedly committing the murder.
The detective said the Crips gang member himself told Kading this. Kading said he cornered the man into confessing by saying they’d drop the charges on another serious crime he was charged with.
“If his intention was to just get away with it, so to speak, it would have been very easy for him to not include all the details that he did,” Kading said.
Notorious B.I.G. was reportedly shot and killed six-months-later in revenge. Kading says Knight hired Bloods gang member Wardell "Poochie" Fous to do so.
However, it is not likely Kading’s claims will ever go to court. The two accused murderers have since died and are thus unable to give the necessary additional information.
That is, unless either Diddy or Knight sue him -- which Kading says he can handle.
“I don’t think any rational person looks forward to getting sued,” Kading said. “But if I did, I would not shy away from it. I am very, very confident in the case. I’m confident in the evidence.”
“I have absolute closure in the case already,” Kading added. “There is no doubt in my mind that we’ve discovered the truth and we’re presenting the truth. So as far as the murders go, they’re solved. Now it's just a matter of educating the public as to that information.”
However, in 2011, Diddy denied the claims.
"This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous,” he said, reports LA Weekly.