Tupac Shakur's Shocking Last Words Revealed

RealClear Staff


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Earlier this week, an original article by Sean DeFrank at Vegas Seven, revealed an insider look at the crime scene where rap legend Tupac Shakur was shot, and his shocking final (and now-famous) last words.

Details surrounding events leading up to the shooting have been notoriously shaky, contradictory, and unclear, with some conspiracy theorists and fans claiming that Tupac is still alive today.

It is known that on that night in September 1996, 25 year-old Tupac Shakur, Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, and their bodyguards got into a physical altercation with Crips gang member Orlando Anderson in the lobby of the MGM Grand casino. Later, a white Cadillac pulled up beside Knight and Shakur while they were stopped at a traffic light and one man began shooting out of the back window.

Chris Carroll was the first officer to respond to the grisly scene. According to the Vegas Seven piece, "Chris Carroll was a sergeant on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s bike patrol unit on the Strip. The 12 officers under his command rode in pairs, but Carroll was riding solo when he got the call that night, September 7, 1996. Traffic on the Strip is always slow-moving on a Saturday evening, but it was especially thick in the aftermath of Mike Tyson’s first-round technical knockout of Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand a few hours earlier.... And, now, somewhere in the midst of all those vehicles was a caravan of cars, one of them perhaps carrying the shooter."


Photo Source: Anthony Mair/Vegas Seven

Now, almost 2 decades after that fateful Vegas night, Carroll chose to reveal the last earthly words Tupac Shakur would say: 

“He went from fighting to ‘I can’t do it.’ And when he made that transition, he looked at me, and he’s looking right in my eyes. And that’s when I looked at him and said one more time, ‘Who shot you?’

“He looked at me and he took a breath to get the words out, and he opened his mouth, and I thought I was actually going to get some cooperation. And then the words came out: ‘Fuck you.’

“After that, he started gurgling and slipping out of consciousness. At that point, an ambulance showed up, and he went into unconsciousness."

Interestingly, when asked about that now-legendary night, Carroll, who has been retired since 2010, says, "I’ve seen a lot of stuff on the Internet about what happened that night, and it’s almost all wrong, I've seen TV reports that have said stuff like, ‘This is the investigation that leaves no stone unturned.’ And I always think, ‘Well, they never talked to me."

You can read the exclusive article here.

I, for one, am not too shocked by these words from Shakur, as he constantly spoke out about young black men being targets of police violence, and was charged in the shooting of an off-duty police officers 3 years before his death.

Are you surprised by the last words of Tupac Shakur?



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