Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders is based on the book of the same name which aired over the weekend. No, not the silly “Suge had Pac killed” one, but the “Diddy did it” theory.
The documentary features a taped 2008 police interview between Kading and Compton native/Southside Crips gang member named Duane “Keffe D” Davis. During the interview, Davis alleges Diddy approached him on two separate occasions to discuss murdering Tupac and Suge Knight.
According to Davis, he allegedly first met Puff through a mutual friend named Eric “Zip” Martin, an alleged New York-based drug dealer, at a Santa Monica club in 1993. On the recordings, Davis says he and Puff were such good friends that he loaned the Bad Boy CEO his 1964 Impala for Usher’s “Can U Get With It” music video.
Davis alleges in the interview that one day Puffy boldly declared, while “in a room full of Crips,” that he’d “give anything for Pac and Suge Knight’s heads” following a party in Anaheim, California. Months later, the hitman-for-hire conversation was allegedly brought up again at a deli, claims Davis. There, Davis says Puffy allegedly offered him $1 million to kill Tupac and Suge Knight. Apparently, Diddy was afraid of retaliation after his friend and bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones allegedly killed Suge’s close friend and alleged Bloods member Jai Hassan-Jamal Robles, also known as “Big Jake.”
The night Tupac was shot was also the night Pac and Suge were caught on camera, stomping out Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson for allegedly snatching a Bloods member’s Death Row Records chain. As it turns out, Anderson was Davis’ nephew. The gang member claims the MGM scuffle in Vegas was “the perfect time to retaliate against Pac and Suge” and carry out Puffy’s alleged wishes. Davis goes on to claim Anderson was the trigger man in the Vegas strip shooting that ultimately led to Tupac’s death. Other bold statements that Kading tries to back up by pointing to police files and recordings from a former Bad Boy security guard and a now-deceased confidential informant who told the same stories a decade before Davis.
As for the $1 million payout, Davis claims in the documentary he never saw a red cent, and not for a lack of Puffy not paying up. Davis says he was told by a Diddy affiliate that Diddy gave mutual friend “Zip,” who, along with Davis and Anderson, was also in the white Cadillac that pulled up next to Suge’s car that fateful night, $500,000 to give to Davis, but he never did.
Davis also maintains Big was oblivious to the alleged plot to kill Pac and Suge as Lance “Un” Rivera had him focused on his career. Still, the rapper was gunned down six months after Pac’s murder as payback, according to Kading, who was able to link Suge to Big’s death. But with the LAPD being the LAPD, the case was shelved indefinitely.