It looks like Keefe D spoke his nightmare into existence.
Following his arrest in connection to the 1996 shooting that ultimately led to Tupac Shakur’s death, a resurfaced clip of Keefe D sharing his fear of being arrested has returned online. During his The Art of Dialogue interview, Keefe D dodged a hard-hitting question regarding his involvement in the shooting.
“Them dudes was kids, man. Both of them dudes was kids back then,” he said. “Dre was an All-CIF basketball player. He had a nice shot, dunking, all that shit. Dre was an athlete. He wasn’t about that.”
“Man. We don’t need to discuss that. We already discussed that. What are you trying to get me in jail again,” he added.
Born Duane Davis, Davis was charged with the murder of Shakur nearly 30 years later. During his time of freedom, Davis openly discussed the night of the shooting in various interviews with publications such as VladTV, The Art of Dialogue, and most notably in his memoir entitled Compton Street Legend: Notorious Keffe D’s Street-Level Accounts of Tupac and Biggie Murders, Death Row Origins, Suge Knight, Puffy Combs, and Crooked Cops.
According to 8 News Now, the unidentified witness who took the stand and testified in front of a Las Vegas grand jury claimed that Deandre “Big Dre” Smith was responsible for the shooting that ultimately led to the death of the late rapper.
“Keefe [Duane Davis] is the one who’s going to make all the arrangements and all the plans until that gun goes into somebody else’s hand,” the witness said.
Orlando Anderson, and Davis’ nephew, alleged members of South Side Compton Crips, were reportedly attacked by Shakur’s crew, who were alleged Mob Pirus members.
After the brawl ended between the rival gangs, Davis, who was seated in the front passenger seat of the vehicle when it drew up next to Tupac’s before being shot at the junction, Shakur was riding in the passenger seat of a BMW sedan that Knight, the leader of Death Row Records at the time, was driving.
Following the news of Davis’ arrest, Suge Knight, who was in the driver seat of the bullet-riddled BMW sedan during the shooting, shared that he wasn’t interested in testifying against Davis.
“Well, surprise, number one,” Knight began. “Because I don’t think Keefe D would ever get arrested, nor do I want to see him get arrested. Let’s get one thing straight, first and foremost: me and Keefe D played on the same Pop Warner football team.”
“And whatever circumstances, if he had an involvement with anything, if he didn’t have an involvement with anything, I wouldn’t wish somebody going to prison on my worst enemy,” he added.
Davis was ultimately arrested for the crime on Sept. 29.
Before his arrest, his home was searched in July for evidence of the 27-year-old crime. During the raid, detectives found computers, pictures, a hard drive, 40 caliber bullets and a magazine that featured Shakur.