Floyd Mayweather claims he witnessed Tupac Shakur's death

‘I’ve never told anyone’: Floyd Mayweather is seen claiming he witnessed Tupac Shakur’s death in newly unearthed 2014 video – as unreleased footage of rapper’s final moments in 1996 emerges

  • Floyd Mayweather,  46, has said he lived just across the street when the late rapper Tupac Shakur was gunned down in 1996
  • In a clip recently unearthed, thought to be from 2014, Mayweather explains how he never told anyone how close he had been to the now famous incident 
  • It comes after Las Vegas police searched a home last week as part of an investigation in Shakur’s murder 

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 now retired boxing champion said that he lived just across the street from where the rapper was shot

Tupac Shakur was shot and killed near the Las Vegas Strip in September 1996. The case has never been solved


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.

Detectives served a search warrant at a home in Henderson near Interstate 11 and Wagon Wheel Drive.

Footage released by The Walter J. Brown Media Archives shows Shakur, pictured here, conversing with a crowd on a sidewalk shortly before he was shot

This is the black car in which Tupac was fatally shot by an unknown assassin as he drove with Suge Knight on Las Vegas Boulevard

Shakur is pictured with Marion ‘Suge’ Knight at the premier of Sunset Park in April 1996, the two had been travelling together 

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.’

Since his passing, there have been several theories about who may have been responsible.

One theory is that the shooting was retaliation for a shooting that occurred six days earlier, in which Tupac’s associate Orlando ‘Baby Lane’ Anderson was killed.

Another theory is that the shooting was the result of a feud between rival rappers on the East and West Coasts – namely Biggie Smalls who was killed in a drive-by the following year.

Another theory says that the shooting was carried out by members of the Crips gang, who were rivals of Tupac’s cohort, the Bloods.

The murder of Tupac was an international story and remains a source of fascination and speculation today. Some even claim that the rapper is still alive.

There have been countless books and documentaries about the case, and there is even a museum dedicated to Tupac in his hometown of New York City.

Shakur, pictured here, attends a movie premiere in New York City in 1996, the same year he passed away

Mayweather, 46, has said he lived just across the street when the late rapper  was gunned down in 1996

In this Sept. 8, 1996, file photo, the black BMW, riddled with bullet holes, is seen in a Las Vegas police impound lot

The black BMW that Shakur and Knight had been in when they had been fired at is now also up for sale, with an asking price of $1.75 million. 

Ryan Hamilton, General Manager of Celebrity Cars who are selling the vehicle, told KTNV Las Vegas: ‘We’ve had a lot of international interest, and those tend to be the most serious buyers. 

‘It is a worldwide phenomenon of what Tupac is and what he did. There was a hidden weapon compartment on the side of the door, which is still there. We still haven’t opened it.’

Among the suspects is Notorious BIG, also known as Biggie Smalls, a former friend of Tupac’s who became involved in a high-profile feud after they fell out.

In 1995, Tupac claimed that Biggie knew of a planned robbery that had resulted in Tupac being shot and losing valuable jewelry.

Bullet holes are seen in the BMW that was blasted with a volley of bullets from a semi-automatic pistol from men in a white Cadillac car

The dealership selling the vehicle are asking for $1.75 million for the BMW, which is said to have a hidden compartment to store weapons

Three months before his death, Tupac released the track ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ in which he claimed to have slept with Biggie’s then-estranged wife. 

But Biggie, who was himself gunned down in a drive-by shooting just six months later, denied shooting Tupac, and claimed he was recording tracks when the hit took place – though those claims have been questioned since.

Another possible suspect, identified in a 2002 LA Times investigation, was Orlando Anderson, a member of the Southside Crips gang.

That theory claimed that Shakur, Knight and several of their entourage had beaten up Anderson the same day as the shooting.

The Tupac case remains open, even though many LA gang members and leaks have cited Crips gang member Orlando Anderson (pictured) as the rapper’s killer 

That attack was revenge for Anderson and other members of the Southside Crips for robbing a Death Row Records employee earlier in the year.

Las Vegas cops discounted the beating from their investigation, failed to follow up on claims by one of Tupac’s friends that he witnessed the shooting, and didn’t chase up a witness who may have seen the culprit’s car, the LA Times reported.

Anderson, who reportedly denied the claims, was killed in a gang shooting in 1998.

Some have also speculated that Tupac’s former record producer, Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, may have been responsible.

At the time of his death, Tupac was about to leave Death Row Records. He had planned to start his own record company with Tha Outlaw Immortalz.

After his death, the record company was said to have been uncooperative with police.

Marion “Suge” Knight during sentencing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center on October 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California

And in an ABC interview following Tupac’s death, Knight was asked, ‘If you knew who killed Tupac, would you tell the police?’ to which Suge replied ‘absolutely not.’ 

In 2021, Retired Las Vegas cop Chris Carroll told DailyMailTV that he still regularly receives messages on social media and even through the Las Vegas Metro Police Department demanding he ‘come clean’ about the theory the rapper secretly escaped that night.  

In the exclusive interview, Carroll admitted: ‘I never thought I would be talking about this a week after that night, let alone 25 years. Now I realize it is never going away. It is what it is and is never going to change. 

Carroll said he is staggered at the online posts and social media threads alleging various far-fetched roles by him in the case. Some cite him as a middle man for Tupac’s escape and others an accomplice to his murder.

‘It is just comical to say I killed him,’ Carroll said. ‘It is all on record how many bullets damaged key organs and when I got to him he was already pretty much passing away.

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