In a new interview with The Art of Dialogue, Keefe D—the uncle of the man who allegedly killed 2Pac in 1996—talked about the night Biggie was killed, saying Smalls wouldn’t have died if Diddy let Keefe and his crew stay on as security at the Vibe after-party.
“[Quik] showed up with them Blood dudes,” Keefe said. “My homies was out and was like, ‘Them n***as are here.’ I went and relayed the messages that DJ Quik and the dude Theo—he was a radio personality back then—was down there with them dudes. That’s where the shit went down.”
When HipHopDX posted a clip of Keefe D’s interview, Quik responded in the comments, writing, “I’m feeling real Litigious right now.”
He also posted a screenshot of a headline about his threat to sue Keefe, with the caption, “My Brand Aint A Toy.”
In the interview, Keefe D doubled down on his claim and addressed the theory that Death Row singer Jewell was involved in Biggie’s murder.
“People be saying that she set him up and [stuff] like that. That’s what the streets be saying, but I don’t think Jewell would do that,” Keefe said. “Me myself, I think Theo and them did ’em, the DJ dude. That’s who I think done it. Him and Quik. That’s what I think. I just think the setup went down in that type of way, but I don’t think homegirl did it ’cause Puff told me that they was there to sign with his label.”
Music manager Wack 100 reportedly responded to Quik’s comment on HipHopDX’s IG clip, writing, “Don’t. He’s playing dumb trying to clean up what he really said bout hisself. This is a attempt to show what he says isn’t credible so his words can’t be used against him.”
Wack’s comment points to the multiple concessions Keefe has made regarding 2Pac’s murder. In Netflix’s 2018 10-part docuseries Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders, Keefe disclosed on tape that he was an accomplice in 2Pac’s death: Keefe was in his nephew Orlando Anderson’s car the night Anderson shot Pac in Las Vegas.
In another interview with The Art of Dialogue back in September, Keefe confessed again to his involvement in the rapper’s death.
“We just pulled up to the stop light, they was making a right, there was about 17 cars,” Keefe said. “We just pulled up in the gutter lane and seen their ass, and that first shot hit Big Boy [Suge Knight] in the head, I thought he was dead, like damn, he’s dead.”
He continued, “He didn’t use him as a shield, the man was shot in the fucking head. Suge just ducked his head and the first bullet went in his head and the next one’s hit [2Pac] and he was trying to do a breakdance, trying to jump in the back seat or something. Looked like he was trying to jump up but bullets was hitting his ass. Once that windshield was shot out, pfff, it was over with after that.”
Keefe D also said he stashed the murder weapon “on the tire of one of the cars in the parking lot.” He apparently has immunity because of his cancer diagnosis.