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Tupac's dad reckons his son's death was a US government 'set up'
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Tupac's dad reckons his son's death was a US government 'set up'

Tupac's father, Billy Garland, added he didn’t think prime suspect Orlando Anderson had ‘anything to do with’ his son's death.

Tupac’s father claims the US government orchestrated his son’s death.

In an interview with Art of the Dialogue, Billy Garland opened up about his son’s high-profile murder.

Tupac died on 13 September 1996 from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting.

The prime suspect was South Side Compton Crips gang member Orlando Anderson.

On the night of the rapper's death, he saw a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Nevada, Las Vegas.

After Tyson defeated Selton in the first round by technical knockout, Tupac was in the lobby when he approached Anderson.

A couple of months prior, Anderson and his gang members assaulted Trevon Lane, a member of Death Row Records, and stole his Death Row medallion.

The move infuriated Tupac, leading him to go up and kick the California gang member, which CCTV captured.

“He never should have did that,” Garland said of the attack.

“'Pac just got hyper and he thought he had to lead.”

Garland added that Anderson’s uncle, Duane ‘Keefe D’ Davis, had confessed to the government that he was present while his nephew allegedly fired the fatal shots at his son.

“Well, I think the key question there is the government,” Garland continued.

“The government gave him the deal. [Tupac] was being tailed by the government the night of his assassination. He was being tailed by the government while in the studio — that’s a known fact."

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He went on to say that he didn’t think Anderson had ‘anything to do with’ his death. Instead, it looked like a ‘set up’ to him.

“I just know it looked like a set up to me. Somebody told this guy to stand there with the Death Row thing and it pursued to what we had, but I don’t think [Anderson] had anything to do with the death of my son…not at all,” he said.

However, Mr Garland isn’t the only one who believes the government was somehow involved.

John Potash, the author of The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, told HipHopDX in 2016 that Death Row Records was an FBI front.

"As savvy and brilliant as Tupac was, he was manipulated by Death Row which was funded by US Intelligence, to promote his most negative lyrics. For All Eyez on Me, he promoted weed and alcohol more than his previous albums along with his beef,” he said.

“This, of course, was manufactured by US Intelligence as well. When 'Pac tried to get away from that and was leaving Death Row records, they had to kill him.”

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