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Cop: Sean "Diddy" Combs killed Tupac

Former L.A. detective claims in a new book that Sean "Diddy" Combs ordered the fatal hit on Tupac Shakur.

Cop: Sean "Diddy" Combs killed Tupac

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Tupac Shakur was murdered on Sept. 13, 1996 in Las Vegas at the age of 25.

In an explosive allegation, a former Los Angeles police detective who worked on the investigation into the '96 murder of Tupac Shakur claims the rapper was gunned down at the behest of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs.

In excerpts cited in L.A. Weekly, Greg Kading writes in his book Murder Rap that a Southside Crips gang member named Duane "Keffe D" Davis claims he was paid $1 mil to kill Shakur and his friend, former Death Row CEO Marion "Suge" Knight, at Combs' behest. Combs "took me downstairs," Davis is quoted as saying, "and he's like, 'Man, I want to get rid of them dudes.' "

Kading says that after Shakur was killed in Las Vegas on Sept. 13, Knight paid another gang member to kill Biggie Smalls (Christopher Wallace) in retaliation. (Wallace was killed in March 1997.) Kading says Knight, who was in prison at the time, had one of his lovers, Theresa Swann, set up the hit. Combs calls Kading's claims "pure fiction." Knight has yet to comment.

A STRANGE SIDE-NOTE: THE TUPAC SEX TAPE

In an awful confluence of events, there's yet more Tupac Shakur news: There's a Shakur sex tape. (Seems the famous aren't allowed to rest in peace.)

TMZ claims the five-minute vid, which was shot '91, shows Shakur receiving oral sex while rapping and dancing at a party.

Its owner, not named by TMZ, reportedly is gearing up to release the vid for public consumption.

Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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