News: Tupac Believed Diddy Was Involved In His Near-Death Shooting, "I Have Proof" [Video]
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009 6:00PM
More unreleased Tupac Shakur footage has landed online showing the late rapper speaking on his issues with Bad Boy Records and claiming Diddy was involved in one of his near-death shootings.
Released through VIBE, Pac also taunts the late Biggie Smalls' record sales compared to his.
"I believe so," Pac said about his opinion of Puffy's involvement. "I have proof, things I could say that could back up my claim but that's not for the world to know about. It's between me and him and only he knows. So every time he say it didn't happen, that's the only thing that makes this become an issue to eveybody. Because you seen what I said in the Vibe article, I basically bowed out and was gonna go ahead about my life. The next issue, it wasn't even the next issue because them cowards waited about four issues before they got their story together. Four issues later, half of New York is commenting on me getting shot and before they were all like 'We didn't see nothin'.' ...As far as hip-hop, I'm not the God but on the West Coast, I sold five million in two months, Biggie's album been out two years barely touching two million. This n*gga done had 50 remixes, a thousand, he got everybody in New York in his videos and still barely touching two million. I been out two months and my sh*t sold five million with two videos out, I'm just starting. These n*ggas can't touch us. They can't, really, it's funny." (VIBE)
Diddy previously spoke on Biggie's close relationship with Shakur earlier this year.
"When these cats hit it off -- you could not separate these two. Like the energy they had together, it wasn't nobody trying to be gangster or thug. I witnessed it. It was just so much love, admiration," Diddy explained. "When the whole East, West thing started, it caught us off guard and it broke my man's heart -- he did not make "Who Shot Ya" about Tupac. That freestyle was done a long, long time ago." (Diddy Confessional Part 3)
Former Los Angeles Times writer Chuck Phillips previously suggested Bad Boy was involved in Pac's shooting, a statement he later retracted.
"What I believe is that Bad Boy, who was very young then -- they had Craig Mack and Biggie back in '93," he said in an interview last year."They were a brand-new company. Puffy was trying to start his company, and they wanted other artists on this label besides those two. One of them might have been Tupac. Tupac told them no. He told a number of other people no...You have to remember, Puffy got a lot of money to start up Bad Boy from Arista. A lot of people wanted to get their hands on some of that money. A lot of people he hung around would do things to try to impress him." (MTV)
An unreleased Tupac diss song called "War Gamez" also landed online earlier this year with the rapper calling out Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Nas, Mobb Deep and more.
"N*ggas playing deadly motherf*cking war games," Pac says in the intro. "How many broke down rappers got some sh*t to say...I bust on Bad Boy, Mobb Deep and murder The Firm/When you scream 'fake thugs' who the f*ck you mean/Get more C.R.E.A.M. than all of y'all/N*gga f*ck your team/Now Dre wanna switch sides/Tricks hide in war/Last year I shed tears but I don't cry no more/Plus Jay-Z tried to play me/He won't last long/Go ask King Sun how it feel to have your a** gone...Got shot five times, got outta jail on bail and sold five million. Sold more records than all you trick motherf*ckers put together. More than The Firm, more than Bad Boy, murdered Mobb Deep, more than all you b*tch made n*ggas." ("War Gamez")
Check out Tupac Shakur's interview below: