Jada Pinkett Smith hopes to ‘get some answers’ in the 1996 murder of her friend Tupac Shakur after police arrest a suspect in Las Vegas
Jada Pinkett Smith is hoping for answers.
The actress and advocate, 52, hopes the arrest of a suspect will help solve the mystery of who murdered her friend Tupac Shakur.
The Red Table Talk host took to her Instagram Stories to share her wishes, writing, ‘Now I hope we can get some answers and have some closure,’ after the news was announced.
She completed the thought with ‘R.I.P. Pac,’ followed by a dove emoji.
The Matrix Resurrections star’s friendship with the late rapper began at the Baltimore School of the Arts in Maryland.
Answers: Jada Pinkett Smith, 52, is hoping for answers in the murder of her friend Tupac Shakur. The rapper was killed in 1996
‘It was the first day and he came over to me and introduced himself,’ the Girls Trip star explained in an interview.
‘Definitely from looking at him, wasn’t necessarily the type of cat that I would even like, deal with, she said.
‘But as soon as he approached me, he was like a magnet,’ she said describing the charisma of the Soul Train Music Award winner.
‘Once you paid attention to him he kind of sucked you in. And we hit it off from that moment on.’
The Queen Cleopatra executive producer told Howard Stern the two shared a kiss once, but decided they would be better off as friends.
‘When you have two young people that have very strong feelings… but there was no physical chemistry between us at all,’ she told the shock jock.
Tupac was gunned down September 16, 1996 in Las Vegas as he sat in a car, waiting to go into a club.
He was only 25.
Closure: After the arrest of a suspect was announced, Jada posted this wish in her Instagram stories
Friends: Jada’s friendship with the late rapper began at the Baltimore School of the Arts in Maryland. ‘It was the first day and he came over to me and introduced himself… s soon as he approached me, he was like a magnet,’ she said of the late rapper
The killing remained a cold case for more than a quarter of a century, until Las Vegas investigators announced the arrest of Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis, 60.
‘Duane Davis was the shot caller for this group of individuals that committed this crime,’ according to Las Vegas police homicide Lt. Jason Johansson.
‘He orchestrated the plan that was carried out.’
Davis has admitted in interviews and in his 2019 tell-all memoir, Compton Street Legend, that he provided the gun used in the drive-by shooting, and that he was one three ‘living eyewitnesses’ to the murder.
Suspect: Duane ‘Keffe D’ Davis, 60, has been arrested for Tupac’s murder. Investigators say he did not shoot Tupac, but orchestrated the plan to kills him
Investigators say it was those disclosures that pointed them towards the self-described gangster.
Under Nevada law a person can be charged with a crime, including murder, if they help someone commit the crime.
A grand jury voted to indict him on one count of murder with a deadly weapon, and added a sentencing enhancement to the murder charge for gang activity that could add up to 20 additional years if he’s convicted.
Davis is due in court next week.
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