Photo: IMDb/Suge Knight: On The Real Death Row Story (2001, Documentary)
In the past few days, major breakthroughs occurred in Tupac Shakur‘s infamous murder trial. Earlier this week, Vegas police department arrested Compton gangster and member of the South Side Compton Crips gang Duane Keith “Keefe D”.
The arrest served as an unprecedented breakthrough in Shakur’s murder over 27 years ago.
Yesterday, Suge Knight, the Hip-Hop mogul who continues to serve 28 years for a Los Angeles killing in 2015, immediately refused to testify against Keefe D.
Knight further asserts that Tupac Shakur was killed by someone else.
Notably, Keefe D was one of the four people involved in the murder of Shakur that night. In his own 2019 memoir titled “Compton Street Legend”, the Crips member discussed how he was in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, to see Mike Tyson fight at MGM hotel.
At the time, Keefe D revealed that Tupac and then-Death Row records boss Marion “Suge” Knight and their alleged gang, the Mob Piru Bloods, attacked his nephew Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson at MGM Grand. It further resulted in an full blown altercation which was caught on camera.
‘Baby Lane’ Anderson, who was himself killed in 1998, is a former Compton crip who stands prime accused in the infamous murder of Shakur.
“I’ll tell you this. I never had nothing bad to say about Orlando. No. 1, he wasn’t the shooter,” Suge said in a TMZ interview.
“No. 2, he came to my hearing and told [expletive] to let me go and told the truth. They still didn’t let me go…It wasn’t Anderson, that’s all I have to say about that part.”
Knight further commented on Keefe D’s arrest in Las Vegas.
“I didn’t think Keefe D would ever get arrested. Nor do I want to see him get arrested,” Suge told TMZ.
“Let’s get one thing straight first and foremost. Me and Keefe D played on the same Pop Warner football team. Whatever circumstances, if he had involvement in anything, if he didn’t have involvement in anything, I wouldn’t wish somebody going to prison on my worst enemy,” Knight said.
27 years after Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas, his family and loved ones are yet to receive justice.