Floyd Mayweather has claimed that he witnessed 2Pac‘s murder with his own eyes, but never spoke out about it.
A clip resurfaced on social media this week that appears to be from a 2014 visit to Las Vegas, where the boxing legend admitted he saw ‘Pac get shot at the intersection of Flamingo and Koval on September 7, 1996 — when Mayweather would’ve been just 19 years old.
“I pulled up beside 2Pac, pulled up right here. They shot 2Pac at this light and the car went that way,” Money Mayweather said. “I was living right here in 1996 when 2Pac got killed. I ain’t never told nobody. Only the closest people with me know.”
The late director John Singleton, who passed away in 2019, can also be seen in the clip. Through some digging in his Instagram, it’s been uncovered that Singleton and Mayweather wore similar outfits while visiting ‘Pac’s murder site back in April 2014.
Floyd Mayweather, who has fought for decades in Vegas, previously spoke about his love for 2Pac during a red carpet interview at the Hollywood premiere of the late rapper’s All Eyez On Me biopic in 2017.
“2Pac was a great artist, [he] had great music.” he told Front Row Live Ent. “I love his music. Inspirational and he was a genius.”
The Mayweather video comes amid renewed efforts into 2Pac’s long-unsolved murder investigation, with Las Vegas police executing a search warrant on a Henderson, Nevada home last Monday (July 17).
The property reportedly belongs to a woman named Paula Clemons, who is the wife of Duane “Keefe D” Davis, the uncle of ‘Pac’s alleged killer Orlando Anderson.
In addition to laptops, hard drives, photos, magazine articles and book manuscripts, police found several 40. caliber bullets that they will submit for forensic testing to determine if they are linked to ‘Pac’s murder.
The night of his death, 2Pac and his entourage got into an altercation with Anderson, a Compton Crip, in the lobby of the MGM Grand following the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson boxing fight. The scuffle stemmed from allegations that Anderson had stolen the chain of a Death Row affiliate months earlier.
Hours later, a white Cadillac pulled up alongside ‘Pac and Suge Knight’s car and opened fire, striking the rapper multiple times. He died six days later in hospital after succumbing to his injuries.
Anderson was identified by police as a suspect shortly after the shooting, but denied any involvement and was never charged over the crime. He was later killed in an unrelated gang shooting in 1998.
Keefe D has discussed 2Pac’s murder at length in various interviews and documentaries, as well as in a book he published in 2019 called Compton Street Legend.
It was in that book that he admitted to being in the car with Anderson and two others the night of ‘Pac’s death and handing his nephew the gun.
“Tupac made an erratic move and began to reach down beneath his seat,” he wrote, according to the Daily Mirror. “It was the first and only time in my life that I could relate to the police command ‘Keep your hands where I can see them.’
“Instead, ‘Pac pulled out a straw, and that’s when the fireworks started. One of my guys from the back seat grabbed the Glock and started bustin’ back.”
He continued: “The first shot skinned Suge in the head. I thought the motherfucker was dead. I heard stories that Suge supposedly used Tupac as a shield when the bullets started flying. But that’s some bullshit. Suge was already wounded.
“As the rounds continued flying, I ducked down so I wouldn’t get hit. When the shooting stopped, we boned out.”