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Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight (AP Photos)
Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight (AP Photos)

Suge Knight said his security chief and ex-wife were behind the shooting that killed Tupac


Rap mogul Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. claimed he was the intended target of the 1996 drive-by shooting that killed legendary rapper  Tupac Shakur, according to court documents.

Knight's lawyer Thaddeus Culpepper wrote that his ex-wife Sharitha Knight and former Death Row Records security chief Reggie Wright Jr.  were behind the shooting, The Independent reports. 

Culpepper also sad Knight has hinted at Wright being involved in the shooting of Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace the following year. 

Knight is currently awaiting trial for murder charges after a 2015 hit-and-run crash. His comments came in response to the release of the documentary "Tupac Assassination: Battle for Compton," directed by Richard Bond and Michael Douglas Carlin.

The documentary tells of an attempted takeover of Death Row Records, which Knight co-founded alongside Dr. Dre and other rap icons. It shows the affidavit signed by Culpepper in 2015. 

A former Los Angeles police detective appeared to agree with Knight's theory in 2015.

"Suge wasn't divorced yet, and if he died in that hit, [his ex-wife would] get most of everything," Russell Poole said. Poole took the 2015 affidavit, according to the Daily Mail, and also worked on the Smalls case.

I ain't predicting no death on anybody, but they better get their selves right. They better stop with all this bullcrap they've been promoting.
Reggie Wright Jr., Knight's former security chief

Wright Jr. has denied being involved in Shakur's death, but warned that Bond may be the next target.

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