EX-LAPD Detective Fingers Diddy, Suge Knight in Tupac Shakur & The Notorious B.I.G. Murders

In Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Muder Investigations, a new book written by former LAPD detective Greg Kading, he says that Diddy and Suge Knight were responsible for the deaths of the fallen rap legends.

Kading, who investigated the unsolved deaths of both artists, based his case on the confessions of two people he believes Combs and Knight paid to commit the crimes.

One man named Duane “Keffe D” Keith Davis, a member of the Southside Crips gang, told Kading that Diddy offered him one million dollars to get rid of Shakur.

“[Diddy] took me downstairs and he’s like, ‘Man, I want to get rid of them dudes,’” he said in a taped confession. “I was like, ‘We’ll wipe their ass out, quick. It’s nothing.’ … We wanted a million.”

Another woman, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, told police that Suge gave her money to hire Wardell “Poochie” Fouse to rub out Biggie. The woman, who was a close associate of Suge, is also the mother of one of his children.

“He was really mad about [Shakur's murder],” she said about Suge’s feelings before ordering the hit. “Like I never saw him before. He told me where Biggie would be … you know, that party at the car museum. He told me to tell Poochie to get over there and take care of it, you know what I mean?”

Mr. Knight has yet to address the claims made in the book, coming out tomorrow, October 4, via One Time Publishing, but the Bad Boy founder contacted LA Weekly to completely deny the allegations.

“This story is pure fiction and completely ridiculous,” he said.

Kading, who was taken off the murder case due to department politics, resigned after watching his investigation fall through the cracks. Along with sharing the information he has learned while investigating these violent crimes, Murder Rap also gives an in-depth look at the failure of the LAPD to prosecute Tupac and Biggie’s killers.

B.I.G. was gunned down on March 9, 1997 in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles. Six months earlier ’Pac was shot on September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he died six days later. Both crimes remain unsolved. —Elan Mancini

Watch author Greg Kading explain his motivation for writing the book, with LA Weekly.

Greg Kading Discusses His Book About the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls from Village Voice Media on Vimeo.

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  • Los Angeles Angelz

    I guess the guys will never rest in peace as long as folk keep digging up the grave site.

  • JetsFoo

    i double taked at the title…haha

    • T-Mac

      Probably because you’re gay.

      • mutada mullah atari

        After a looooong monday at work. Thank you for that comment it made me laugh out as my girl rubs my back and I eat my 8 chicken tacos I picked up on the way home. Good shit T-Mac

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  • RD83

    dead this biggie and pac stories let them rest in peace suge and puff hold ur head up get that paper TEXAS CONNECTION SA@LA@NY

  • Sha

    I have a hard time believing this one…. First, it’s coming from a dude who “discovered” that by being on the case he could make some type of living off of the notoriety. Second, he’s LAPD (nuff said). And lastly, he knows his words are protected by LAPD Departmental Privacy Rules. By Diddy or Suge taking this to court they would open new scrutiny into their past deeds and for Diddy this would seriously harm his corporate interests. Let sleeping dogs lie for him. Suge wouldn’t do it because on some level I do believe there is a level of guilt he possesses. He would probably open himself up to additional charges so… No Dice!!

    People just need to let these dudes rest in peace. But the power of the all mighty dollar has Elvis roaming the earth in malls and has Marilyn Monroe’s panties up on the auction block. As long as there’s a nickel to be made this sh*t will be never ending….

  • RealTalk

    well “Duane ‘Keefe’ Davis” is the uncle of Orlando Anderson, and has long been suspected of being involved in the murder.

    And Bad Boy were paying South Side Compton Crip members for protection anytime they were in L.A.

    So this is believable.

    • mutada mullah atari

      Exactly. Fuck Puffy and Suge for taking the two best of all time from us before their time.

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  • J`

    This is just disinformation by the LAPD. Russell Poole was the lead detective in the Biggy Smalls case andhe claims it was hit orchestrated by LAPD – paid for by Knight.

    Read LAbyrinth. Russell claimed Suge had Pac set up because he was leaving Death Row and was worried about being audited. 2pac’s bodyguard has said that much.

    Plus FBI agents were watching Biggy when he came to Los Angeles…

    • http://XXL Miracle901haters

      Yo that is hard to believe but it may be true.
      but on the real i don’t really know myself 2.
      until they really prove that they murders have been found.
      and may they rip after all of that is over with and solve for good.


    Read the book Bompton and compare notes! We take this as an open debate on the facts surrounding the events that have left so many empty for answers. We would love to sit down in an open interview to piece together our respective puzzle pieces!

  • 8ballur

    maybe this pig tryna make money of pac&biggie or maybe his 4rea l dnt knw yet

  • slyman23!

    if u pay attention 2 da game its all about swag,style,substance,and looks 2pac had substance and looks but know style or swag biggie had swag,style,and substance but he was ugly as hell I could see diddy own some”the game is changing and I could make more money off of biggie being dead” and 2pac was going to leave death row so I know suge had something to do with that.

  • badmeetsevil

    This is getting fucking ridiculous. This is just another pig that decided he wanted a bitta cash so decided to exploit the biggest unsolved murders in america

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  • cage

    fuck the2 dogs

  • YT

    I’m a compton city native and live in the south and ALL of the ex-officer’s comments are true and it’s finally coming out. We the residents of compton were tormented when all this happened. We had to run to our cars and back to the house because people were getting shot and my boyfriend Jerry Stone was killed in a shoot out with Orlando from the south. THIS STUFF IS DEEP AND I KNOW KEITH PERSONALLY AND THIS IS NOT OVER TRUST THAT. We the residents of compton are prepared for rounds of funerals again because of the confessions. And the prisons NEED to be aware of this too because it’s going to go down in there too. OMG!

  • Shabba

    The fact that this person is a pig, and an LAPD pig at that, should tell you evrything you need to know about his level of dishonesty.

  • Shabba

    The fact that this person is a pig, and an LAPD pig at that, should tell you everything you need to know about his level of dishonesty.

  • http://Hitemup.com GBtha G

    Damn dis is a shockin one but I’ve been askin my muthafuckinself several times ova tha yearz ( using common sense) who the fuck killed Makaveli The Don and the name of Diddy kept coming back so it’s no surprise to see dat former cop writing such a book.Gotta be so intelligent to understand dis.But let me say dis: Diddy is suspect #1 in ma eyes and then the muthafuckin govt but especially mr sean john.Sooner or later – probably later- dat nigga will have to pay for dat shet.Makaveli’s blood will haunt him till it catches dat ass.

  • http://Hitemup.com GBtha G

    Yo Xxl u look serious the Mag is dope -truly Hip Hop- and the website keeps gettin’ better. What more can I say? Keep it Gangsta n’ dont be tricked like muthafuckin allhiphop.com!


    let them RIP……. as long as the GOVT dont want anyone to solve the case, you never WILL!!

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