While hip-hop community has blasted Tekashi69 a.k.a. 6ix9ine for snitching against his former Nine Trey Blood Gang members, another rapper is now accused of doing a similar thing. Snoop Dogg has allegedly snitched on co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, in Tupac Shakur murder case.
According to a paperwork unearthed by YouTube personality Star, Snoop told police that it’s the music executive who killed the New York City-born rapper, who died on September 13, 1996. The paperwork also detailed that the “What’s My Name?” hitmaker was attacked by a group of men from Death Row Records, not long after be broke off ties with the label. The Long Beach native allegedly snitched after he received protection from police.
Snoop collaborated with Tupac on the single “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”, which was released on May 7, 1996, months before the latter was shot in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. He was only 25 at the time of his death.
Now, 13 years after the incident, police have not caught the killer. The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac’s friend turned rival, was at first considered a suspect, but was also murdered in another drive-by shooting several months later.
Another theory linked Tupac’s death to a Compton gang called the Southside Crips. The late rapper allegedly beat one of the gang’s members hours before he was shot and the shooting was allegedly carried out as a revenge. According to an investigative story by then-Los Angeles Times reporter Chuck Philips, Orlando Anderson, whom Shakur had attacked, fired the fatal shots.
Suge has been in jail since 2018 for another case. The 54-year-old music executive was sentenced to 28 years in prison in September of last year after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in a fatal 2015 hit-and-run that killed his friend Terry Carter, the co-founder of Heavyweight Records, and injured filmmaker Cle Sloan.