Two decades later, the mystery still hasn't been officially solved: Who killed Tupac Shakur? In a new documentary, a retired LAPD detective says the department actually did solve the case but covered up the truth: Sean "Diddy" Combs was behind the murder, alleges Greg Kading. His film Murder Rap actually came out last year, and it's based on a book he self-published in 2011. But now that it's available on iTunes and is coming out on Netflix in the spring, Kading's claims are making headlines, and the retired detective talks about them to the Huffington Post. He says he was assigned to reinvestigate the murders of Tupac and Biggie Smalls in 2006, after Smalls' mom sued the LAPD over her son's wrongful death, alleging that an officer was involved and the police covered it up. Kading was able to disprove that claim, but, he says, he discovered another cover-up.
Per Kading, Combs hired a Crips gang member, Duane Keith "Keffe D" Davis, to kill both Shakur and his manager, Suge Knight (who survived); Keffe D's nephew, Orlando "Baby Lane" Anderson, allegedly carried out the shooting. Then, Kading says, Knight hired Bloods gang member Wardell "Poochie" Fouse to kill Biggie Smalls in retaliation six months later. Kading says he was able to "trap" Keffe D into telling him what happened and who hired him, but the retired officer says the LAPD didn't pursue charges because Combs was so famous and the actual killers, Anderson and Fouse, were both dead. Kading has long been viewed as a "rogue cop" because he was the subject of an internal affairs investigation, the Huffington Post notes, though he was cleared. The LAPD had no comment, and Combs has denied the claims in the past.