Keefe D, a well-known figure in the world of gang culture, recently shared his perspective on the loyalty shown by boxing legend Mike Tyson, who had connections to both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., even during the notorious East Coast-West Coast hip-hop rivalry of the ’90s.
“[I met Tyson] a couple of times,” he said. “Him and Biggie from the same fuckin’ turf, y’know what I’m sayin,’ and Jigga and them — Brooklyn … I thought he would side with his homeboy before he would side with [2Pac].”
Keefe D also acknowledged the complexity of 2Pac’s identity within the context of the regional conflict, humorously noting:
“I forgot, 2Pac was from New York, Baltimore, Oakland, LA, Compton — he’s from five different spots, man, damn!”
In related news, the long-standing case surrounding the murder of 2Pac recently faced another delay. Keefe D, whose real name is Duane Davis, was granted a continuance in the trial, extending the legal proceedings by an additional two weeks. He is expected to enter a not guilty plea regarding the murder of the iconic rapper and actor. The arraignment is scheduled for November 2.
The 2Pac murder trial has been riddled with complications, particularly considering the lack of progress in the case over nearly three decades. One significant challenge has been Suge Knight’s unwillingness to testify about the events of the night in 1996 when the shooting occurred.
TMZ interviewed Suge Knight, the co-founder of Death Row Records, over the phone in early October, seeking his perspective on recent developments in the ongoing investigation into 2Pac’s homicide. Suge Knight expressed his surprise at Keefe D’s arrest and made it clear that he neither wanted to see nor expected his former acquaintance to be arrested.
Suge Knight and Keefe D had even played on the same Pop Warner football team in their youth. Suge emphasized that regardless of Keefe D’s involvement or lack thereof in the case, he wouldn’t wish prison upon anyone, even his worst enemy.
Moreover, Suge Knight asserted that Keefe D’s nephew, Orlando Anderson, widely believed to be the shooter, was not responsible for the tragic events. Suge stated:
“There were only two people in the car; ‘Pac’s not gonna tell the story, I ain’t gonna tell the story… It wasn’t Anderson, so that’s all I got to say about that part.”
As the 2Pac murder trial continues to unfold with its share of twists and turns, it remains a complex and enduring saga within the history of hip-hop, leaving fans and observers with more questions than answers.