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Floyd Mayweather releases statement to clarify that he did not witness Tupac Shakur’s murder after Mike Tyson KO

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In recent days, old footage has re-emerged of Mayweather showing someone where the rapper’s murder took place – this footage was misrepresented in a few news reports which claimed he witnessed the actual shooting.

Shakur was fatally shot aged just 25 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 – after watching Mike Tyson win the WBA heavyweight world title by KOing Bruce Sheldon.

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He was hit by four bullets and died from his wounds six days later

To this day, Shakur’s killer remains a mystery as the suspect was never caught.

In the resurfaced clip, Mayweather is seen saying: “The car pulled right here and shot Tupac at this light. The car went that way.

“I was living right here [gesturing across the road] in 1996 when Tupac got killed, I ain’t ever told nobody. Only the closest people with me know.”

However, he’s now clarified that he did not witness the actual murder.

Mayweather said in a statement on Thursday: “In 1996 when Tupac Shakur was killed, I lived in the Meridian Apartments located on Flamingo and Koval Ln, which just so happens to be the area where Tupac was shot.

“I have never said I witnessed the shooting.

“All of these false accusations stem from me sharing the location of the shooting with John Singleton due to my familiarity of the area since I lived there.

“This does not mean I witnessed Tupac’s shooting.

“John Singleton was making a documentary or movie about Tupac, so he reached out to me asking where Flamingo and Koval Ln was located.

“John was my friend, so I showed him this location with no hesitation.

“The location of Tupac’s shooting is public knowledge and me living near there was just a coincidence.

“I did not witness Tupac Shakur’s death.”