2Pac’s father has claimed that his son’s 1996 murder was set by the U.S government, and knew for a “fact” that the late rapper was being followed by the feds just before his death.
Billy Garland, 2Pac’s biological father, spoke openly about his son’s tragic passing in an interview with The Art of Dialogue. He said that 2Pac never should have fought Orlando Anderson in Las Vegas on the night of his death.
“He never should have did that,” Garland said of the scuffle, which took place in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing fight. “‘Pac just got hyper and he thought he had to lead.
“If you notice in the video, everybody was following him around. He’s the money-maker. Death Row was the $100 million thing, but everybody’s following 2Pac. Think about that logic.”
He continued: “Everything he did, everybody attached themselves to him, and he felt obligated to prove that ‘I’m gonna be your leader.’ And he struck [Orlando] first, only because someone had told him that this is the guy who stole the Death Row medallion.
“Now, the way he did it was off-limits. Cameras every-fucking-where, c’mon, but that’s the irrational shit you do. And you know that broke my heart, but a lot of little shit that he did. But look at all the good shit that he did. Now look what he did, look what he’s done. I don’t think it’ll be done again.”
Garland went on to say he was aware that Anderson’s uncle, Duane “Keefe D” Davis, had confessed to the U.S. government that he was present when his nephew — long seen as the prime suspect in 2Pac’s murder — allegedly fired the fatal shots at his son. Garland added that the real culprit was the government for cutting Keefe a deal.
“Well, I think the key question there is the government,” Garland said. “The government gave him the deal. [2Pac] 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.
“So I don’t know this guy Keefe, I don’t know. Maybe he had to say that to get out of some issue, I don’t know. 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 [Orlando Anderson] had anything to do with the death of my son…not at all.”
Watch the interview below.
2Pac’s murder remains unsolved to this day.