F.B.I. Releases Tupac Shakur Murder Files

F.B.I. Releases Tupac Shakur Murder Files

Details of the rapper’s death come to light as law agency makes information public.

Published April 13, 2011

A week after the F.B.I released tons of files revealing previously undisclosed information regarding the 1997 murder of Brooklyn rap icon Notorious B.I.G., the investigative bureau has released files on the death of rapper Tupac Shakur.

As previously reported, the files have been made public thanks to the Freedom of Information Act. The contents of the Tupac documents revealed that the firebrand MC was receiving death threats from the Jewish Defense League, a pro-Israel domestic terrorist organization.

“This release consists of a 1997 investigation into allegations that extortionate death threats had been made against Shakur and another rap artist by a domestic terrorist group,” read a statement from the F.B.I.

According to the documents, the JDL would call rappers claiming their lives were in danger and offer their protective services for a fee. Tupac allegedly received a call from the terrorist group before he was shot in Las Vegas on September 6, 1996.

In comparison to the Biggie files, the documents on Pac’s murder probe were relatively slim. The F.B.I released 102 pages on Tupac, while there are more than 350 pages of investigative notes and other documents on B.I.G.



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Written by Brooklyne Gipson


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