A report by the LA Times plans to reveal who they suspect killed Tupac Shakur six years ago. According to sources, the paper will implicate Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace as having a roll in the shooting of Shakur. Pulitzer Prize winning writer Chuck Philips wrote the story exposé.
“I’m shocked at what [the reporter is] saying. I hope he’s got good, good evidence to back this up, because this is going to be a hell of a claim and this is going to blow s### up.” EDI, a member of Tupac’s group the Outlawz, told AllHipHop.com. The 2-part cover story will run September 6 and 7, Friday and Saturday.
The paper will claim that Biggie hired Southside Crips to murder his West Coast counterpart and then was killed because he failed to the pay gang members, who actually committed the act of shooting Tupac in Las Vegas.
EDI said that, while he didn’t know exactly how true the allegations were, he admitted they are very possible.
““I’m not saying I believe he’s right or wrong, I think it’s some validity,” he maintained, citing the six-year investigation of reporter Philips.
Ironically, he also said that he knew the wrongdoing in the Tupac murder was going to eventually be revealed at some point in the future.
“I gotta say anything that’s done in darkness is going to come to light. Regardless of who did it, its always going to come to the light,” he said.
Despite prevailing opinions, EDI said that Pac felt the battle with Biggie was strictly lyrical.
“Its foul, yo. A lot of people don’t realize this, because of how real a dude Pac was, but that whole “Hit ‘em Up s###,” he said. “It was just music for us. I was there. Regardless of what anybody says. I don’t know how they was taking it, you never know how serious thing were thinking it was.”
“Pac ran into B.I.G. and Puff and it was times when something could have happened [but didn’t],” he said. “Pac said in may interviews ‘Biggie is my brother, and at the end of the day, I ain’t finna kill another Black man over no music s###. We can go in the ring and box.”
However, he said that if accusations against Biggie and possibly others like Puff are true the conspirators may have commandeered the assassination of Tupac out of fear not malice.
“At the same time, a scary man is a dangerous man and when you box a scary man in a corner, he liable to do anything – especially somebody with money,” he said.
He said that if Puffy is implicated as Biggie is, he may profess his innocence, but still be barred from the West Coast.
“First he is going to probably deny it, he probably going to want to sue the LA Times, because this is damaging to his career right now. He’s on a serious upswing right now,” he said.
“If Puff did have something to do with it, I don’t want to see no type of retaliation-thing like that. I’d rather God just deal with him the way God deals with people like that.”
Faced with the prospect of finding Tupac’s killer, EDI said that the discovery was bittersweet.
“It’s been six years, I’m so past it. I’m just trying to live another life now. Part of me is happy, that’s like my brother – finding out what’s happening with that,” he confessed. “The other part of me wishes this sh*t had never even came out.”