Outlawz rapper Napoleon has stepped forward to share his views on the ongoing legal battle involving Duane Keith ‘Keefe D’ Davis, who recently confessed his involvement in the murder of rap legend Tupac Shakur. Napoleon’s stance on the matter adds an unexpected twist to the narrative and highlights the divergent opinions within the hip-hop community.
Speaking to The Art Of Dialogue, Napoleon expressed his belief that Keefe D is facing charges for Tupac’s murder primarily because of his own indiscretions. Keefe D had openly bragged about his role in the Tupac case, a move that Napoleon believes led to his current predicament.
Napoleon admits that he never had the inclination to watch a full interview of Keefe D but opines that the latter’s need for attention overpowered him, leading him to openly boast about his involvement in Tupac’s murder. Napoleon also criticized Keefe D for living in the past and discussing the events surrounding Tupac’s murder nearly three decades after it happened.
However, Napoleon firmly stated that if Tupac had survived the shooting, he wouldn’t have wanted Keefe D to be confined in prison. Suge Knight, the driver of the BMW when he and Tupac were shot, echoed this sentiment. Knight had adamantly refused to rat out Keefe D.
The narrative around Tupac’s murder has been complex and filled with conspiracy theories. Tupac’s father has gone on record to discredit Orlando Anderson, Keefe D’s nephew, as the shooter and instead suggested government involvement in his son’s death.
Keefe D, who turned 60 in June, was arrested and charged with Tupac Shakur’s murder after his public comments reignited the investigation. Davis had confessed in his 2019 tell-all memoir ‘Compton Street Legend’ that he provided the gun used in the drive-by shooting. He was arrested while walking near his Las Vegas home, hours before prosecutors announced a Nevada grand jury’s indictment of the self-described gangster on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.