In a recent statement, Floyd Mayweather has come forward to clarify that he was not a witness to the m*rder of Tupac Shakur.
Recently, there has been a resurgence of old footage showing Mayweather pointing out the location where the rapper’s tragic m*rder occurred. Unfortunately this footage was misinterpreted by certain news reports, falsely claiming that Mayweather had witnessed the actual shooting.
Tupac Shakur’s life was tragically cut short when he was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996. The incident occurred shortly after he watched Mike Tyson win and secure the WBA heavyweight world title by knocking out Bruce Sheldon.
Sustaining four g*nshot wounds, Tupac succumbed to his injuries six days later. To this day, the identity of Shakur’s killer remains unknown as the suspect was never apprehended.
In the resurfaced clip, Mayweather can be seen stating: “The car pulled right here and shot Tupac at this light. The car went that way. I was living right here [gesturing across the road] in 1996 when Tupac got killed, I ain’t ever told nobody. Only the closest people with me know.”
Nevertheless, he has now clarified that he did not actually witness the murder itself.
In his statement on Thursday, Mayweather explained: “In 1996 when Tupac Shakur was killed, I lived in the Meridian Apartments located on Flamingo and Koval Ln, which just so happens to be the area where Tupac was shot.”
“I have never said I witnessed the shooting. All of these false accusations stem from me sharing the location of the shooting with John Singleton due to my familiarity of the area since I lived there. This does not mean I witnessed Tupac’s shooting.”
Mayweather went on to say that since Singleton was a good friend of his, Mayweather decided to help him out by showing him the location.
He continued: “John Singleton was making a documentary or movie about Tupac, so he reached out to me asking where Flamingo and Koval Ln was located. John was my friend, so I showed him this location with no hesitation.”
“The location of Tupac’s shooting is public knowledge and me living near there was just a coincidence. I did not witness Tupac Shakur’s death.”
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