Undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has claimed he witnessed Tupac Shakur’s death, as new footage shows the rapper moments before his death.
In footage thought to be from 2014 the now retired boxer explains how he stayed across the road from where the rapper was gunned down in September 1996. Shakur was murdered while riding as a passenger in a BMW in Las Vegas, when he was struck by four rounds which claimed his life six days later.
In the clip, Mayweather says: ‘The car pulled right here and shot Tupac at this light. The car went that way. ‘I was living right here[gesturing across the intersection] in 1996 when Tupac got killed, I ain’t ever told nobody. Only the closest people with me know.’The circumstances surrounding the death of Shakur have been under investigation for decades, and remains unsolved.
Footage has also recently been released by The Walter J. Brown Media Archives showing Shakur conversing with a crowd on a sidewalk shortly before he was shot.
Alongside Shakur, the former CEO of Death Row Records Suge Knight can also be seen standing with the rapper. The two had attended the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing match that night at the MGM Grand in the Nevada city. He was in a BMW with Knight when the pair were fired on by an unknown assailant.
Tupac was hit four times, including once in the chest. He was taken to the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he died six days later.
It comes after police searched a home last Monday as part of an investigation into Shakur’s death. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said: ‘LVMPD can confirm a search warrant was served in Henderson, Nevada on July 17, 2023, as part of the ongoing Tupac Shakur homicide investigation. We will have no further comment at this time.’