One could say that there are as many Tupac Shakur murder conspiracy theories as there are stars in the sky. When the 25-year-old rapper was gunned down in Las Vegas, gangs and cops alike stood accused of taking down the influential hip hop figure. A suspect throughout Tupac’s case was purported South Side Compton Crips gang leader by the name of Darnell Brim who authorities believed was one of four men who were riding in a white Cadillac that fired upon Suge Knight’s car, striking and killing Shakur.
Investigators have never been able to solve Tupac’s murder, nor were they able to pin any involvement on Brim. However, in an unrelated case, TMZ reports Brim was investigated in 2013 for drug trafficking. Agents for The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives busted the known gang member in a sting operation and arrested him for attempting to sell crack cocaine. Now, Brim has pleaded guilty to two felonies of conspiracy to distribute crack and distribution of crack. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Brim’s involvement is, however, all speculation and he has never faced any charges related to the controversial killing. Coincidentally, Brim was injured when he was shot in a drive-by shooting in Compton just two days after Tupac’s murder. Police reportedly believe that it was in retaliation for Tupac’s death.