The actor Faizon Love has made a bold statement in an Instagram live talk.
He claims that the rap superstar Snoop Dogg used to have a great influence on his “crips”. This power he could have used to prevent the murder of his rival Tupac Shakur in 1996. Because: In the rap scene it is known that the young rapper was shot by gang members of the notorious “Crips”.
The comedian love is sure that the dispute between Tupac and Snoop Dogg led to “Crips” compulsions seeing Pac out of the way.
At the beginning of their careers, Snoop and Pac were best mates. The friendship became very heavy as the beef between Tupac and New York’s rap star Notorious BIG escalated.
Both released diss-tracks against each other. When Tupac was shot five times in New York in 1994, he ordered Biggie and Puff Daddy (now known as Diddy) to order the assassination.
Tupac survived the attack and wrote the diss-track “Hit ’em Up” . The Westcoast-Eastcoast feud began officially. It would end tragically.
Snoop Dogg refused to condemn Biggie and the New York rappers. He was close friends with them and saw no purpose in a war against them.
Tupac could not understand that. He switched Snoop and switched to the Rap-Lable “Death Row” by Suge Knight. At the time Tupac was the most successful rapper in the world.
Brawl with Crips just before his death
On the evening of September 7, 1996, Tupac and Suge Knight visited a boxing match of their close friend Mike Tyson at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
Knight and a few “Death Row” colleagues were robbed the day before by “Crips” members. Under the leadership of Orlando Anderson, they attacked the rappers in a “Foot Locker” store.
After the boxing match, Tupac conceded Orlando Anderson and hit him on the ground. A mass strike broke out. Suge Knight and Pac could escape into their BMW and drove away.
At a red light, an SUV stopped next to them and fired shots at the BMW. Tupac was deadly injured. Suge Knight survived with a streak at the head. Suge has net worth of $200,000, while Tupac had $40 million. On the other hand, Snoop Dogg has been earning $135 million per year.
One of the main suspects of the murder was Notorious BIG, the rival Tupac. Just a year later, he was shot dead in his car – the tragic end of an unnecessary rap war.
In the US “capital of the Gangs” Los Angeles, there have been two rival gangs since the 1970s. The “Crips” and the “Bloods”. Both gangs want to dominate the city and are involved in drug trafficking and murders.
The “Crips” carry blue clothing as a distinguishing feature. A special feature is that they have a blue bandana that they wear out on the head or out of the rear trousers.
The “Bloods” are recognizable by their red clothes.Mostly they are seen in red caps, or even with red bandanas.
These gangs have been actively fighting for decades. So far the conflict has already claimed hundreds of dead – the gangs go over bodies to assert their “turf” (ground).
According to the comedian Love, Tupac would still be alive today if Snoop and he had not quarreled. He is convinced that Snoop could have prevented the murder.
Many rappers belong to the gangs
Not only Snoop Dogg is a member of the “Crips”. Many of the famous rappers of today are either a member or once before their careers.
A famous “Blood” member is, for example, “The Game”, the “50 Cent” discovered and brought out. It is always visible in the ed cap or red bandana.