The long ongoing discussion of who killed Tupac Shakur is almost always followed up by a discussion about if Tupac is actually dead. Well, Suge Knight just added a significant amount of fuel to the fire about who killed the legendary rapper back in 1996.
Once again, this is all worth considering if Tupac is really dead (which he is).
Anyway, a court affidavit recently unveiled by the attorneys for Suge Knight reveals that Knight claims that not only that he was the original target back in 1996, but also that he knows who killed Tupac.
The affidavit filed by Knight’s lawyer Thaddeus Culpepper states explicitly who was behind the famous murder:
“Knight has known for many years that Reggie Wright Jr. and his ex-wife Sharitha were behind the murder of Tupac and attempted murder of Knight.”
This all comes shortly after Knight heard about information laid out in the new documentary Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton. The documentary is based on the book Tupac: 187 The Red Knight, and it states that Knight was the actual target on September 13th, 1996. Knight played a role in the documentary by confirming that key fact.
The reason why Knight claims to know who the killer is deals directly with him being the intended target. According to former police detective Russell Poole, Knight was the target because if he died that night, his wife at the time (who he was close to divorcing) would receive almost everything from his estate. As a result, she talked to Reggie Wright Jr., the man in charge of Death Row, about committing the murder.
So in short, apparently Wright Jr. and Knight’s ex-wife Sharitha are behind the murder of the famous rapper Tupac Shakur and attempted murder of Suge Knight.
This would be big news if it all played out as Knight claimed. However, there’s no guarantee authorities will follow up on this lead. Knight is currently waiting to be tried for an incident in 2015 when he allegedly ran over and killed a man on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.