He witnessed Tupac Shakur’s brutal murder in a drive-by shooting in 1996.
And more than two decades after the murder that shocked the world, Suge Knight has weighed in on the popular Tupac conspiracy theory, saying he believes the All Eyez On Me hitmaker could still be alive.
The record producer and co-founder of Death Row Records, 52, made the sensational claims as he spoke to Ice-T and Soledad O’Brien from jail for the Fox special Who shot Biggie and Tupac?
‘I mean when I left that hospital, me and Pac was laughing and joking. So I don’t see how someone can turn from doing well to doing bad.’
When asked by the incredulous host if he seriously thought the Ghetto Gospel rapper might still be alive, Suge responded: ‘I’m gonna tell you with Pac, you never know.’
Speculation has been rife over the years that Tupac had faked his own death with several photos emerging purporting to show the star alive and well.
Suge was caught in the crossfire when Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, aged 25.
The pair, who had earlier attended the Bruce Seldon vs Mike Tyson fight at the MGM Grand were stopped at a red light when a ‘bow-tied’ assassin opened fire.
Tupac was shot four times , twice in the chest, once in the arm and once in the thigh.
He died from his wounds six days later from respiratory failure that led to cardiac arrest and his killer was never identified.