27 Years After Officials Finally Make an Arrest in Tupac Shakur’s Murder Case, Video of Mike Tyson Exposing the “Truth” Behind Keffe D’s Involvement Resurfaces

Published 10/08/2023, 11:46 AM EDT

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27 years ago, the world lost a gem of the hip-hop industry, Tupac Shakur. In the years since, nobody seemed to have any idea about what actually took place on September 7, 1996. There were street gossip, social media innuendos, and self-mythological stories, but the facts were completely unknown. However, the Nevada grand jury recently came out with a decision, charging Duane Keith ‘Keffe D’ Davis, as one of the four original suspects behind the murder of Shakur. Amid the West Coast/East Coast rivalry between the two gangs, Shakur paid the price of choosing a side with his life.

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On the night of the shooting, Tupac Shakur was riding in his BMW, coming from Mike Tyson‘s prizefight in 1996 against Bruce Seldon. Tyson was devastated by the news of his friend’s demise. Three years ago, when asked about Davis’ involvement in Shakur’s murder, Tyson didn’t think Davis was lying about his side of the story. He revealed what he thought about it.

Mike Tyson disregarded Keffe D as Tupac Shakur’s murder suspect in the past

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In a 2020 interview with VLADTV, Mike Tyson sat down with another legendary former welterweight boxer, Zab Judah, to talk on various topics. In one segment of the interview, Judah asked Tyson about his thoughts on Duane Keith Davis‘s statements about the murder of Tupac. At that time, Tyson believed him and didn’t think he had anything else to say but the truth.

Tyson said, “I thought Keffe D was telling the truth, you know. I felt that he had nothing to lie about, he’s the big player, he has nothing to lie about.” In another interview on VLADTV with Keffe D, Davis detailed how Tupac was shot, on his way to his 662 club. He said, “He was coming from Flamingo, got to the light. He used to drink, smoke some weed, and he happened to be hanging out the window like he was in a parade.

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Mike Tyson was a great friend of the rapper, and Tupac also came to visit him when ‘Iron’ Mike was completing his sentence in prison. Even Tupac’s mother sent him a letter during his imprisonment. Even after years of the renowned rapper’s death, the world doesn’t seem to have forgotten his legacy.

Legacy unfolds: Tupac’s Hollywood stardom and words from Tyson, Nas

On June 7, 2023, Tupac Shakur became one of the 13 rappers who holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony was sponsored by the famous radio personality, Big Boy, and he also gave a speech in tribute to the rapper. He said, “Although Tupac Shakur’s career lasted only five years, he remains one of the most complex and prolific artists of his generation, with over 75 million records sold worldwide.

Additionally, the author and former Black Panther Party member, Jamal Joseph, also spoke about the legacy of Shakur at the ceremony. He said, “When we discuss global influence, we think of Tupac Amaru Shakur“. Moreover, back in 2020, the ‘Dear Mama’ lyricist’s dear friend, Mike Tyson, detailed that he was supposed to be there when he was going to his 662 club. For that reason, Tyson still feels “a little guilty about him coming to the fight.

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The fellow rapper, Nas, who was known to have a beef with Tupac, also talked about how he was looking forward to squashing his feud with his rival. A few years ago, he even revealed, “I was scheduled to meet him in Vegas.” Unfortunately, it couldn’t happen.

It’s quite evident that Tupac Shakur left a never-ending legacy on the world and people who knew and admired him. So, it’s big news that the rapper is finally getting justice after all these years.

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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