Rapper Tupac Shakur was reportedly assassinated by operatives of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) according to the book "Drugs As Weapons Against Us" written by John Potash. The author said the CIA killed the rapper for fear he tried to politicize street gangs in Los Angeles.
Before he died, Tupac Shakur tried to forge unity between two major street gangs in Los Angeles namely the Crips and the Bloods. Authorities feared a united union would make them a powerful force not only socially but also politically. Tupac Shakur was shot on Sept. 7, 1996, but he died six days after the incident. His death generated several conspiracy theories including one that believed he faked his death.
Tupac Shakur reportedly affiliated himself with the Bloods, along with the owner of Death Row Records, Suge Knight, who signed up the rapper, according to Inquisitr. Potash said the CIA feared the street gangs would be a subversive threat in the country, next only to the communists. He also related the murder of both Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.to the CIA's counter-policy against street gangs. Prior to Detective Russell Poole's death, he also claimed that the rapper's death was orchestrated.
The book "Murder Rap" written by detective Greg Kading of Los Angeles claimed that Tupac Shakur's murder was a contract killing. He named rapper Sean "P Diddy" Combs as the man behind the contract that led not only to Shakur's but also of Suge Knight's death. This was, however, denied by Sean "P Diddy" Combs who said the accusation was ridiculous.
Hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur was only 25 years old at the time of his death. He was also mega rich and left a million dollar's worth of estate, according to Daily Star. Shakur's murder remained unsolved, 21 years after it happened. This has led to other theories that involved the secret society called Illuminati. But this could be just an afterthought because he had an album called "The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory."