Tupac Shakur — born Lesane Parish Crooks — died at the height of his career, in September 1996, after he was shot four times in Las Vegas.
The gunman has never been identified, and there have been numerous theories as to who may have been involved in the hit.
And the speculation over Tupac’s murder has become a frenzied discussion once more, following a rhyme delivered by Eminem in his latest track Killshot.
As fans of Eminem, 45 — real name Marshall Mathers — will know all too well, he released the diss record to verbally annihilate rapper Machine Gun Kelly, 28, (born Richard Baker).
In the no-holds-barred track, Eminem tells MGK: “The day you put out a hit, is the day Diddy admits he put the hit out that got ‘Pac killed.”
At the end of the song, he revisits the comment: “And I’m just playing, Diddy, you know I love you.”
Rapper-turned-business mogul Diddy, 48 — real name Sean John Combs — has yet to publicly respond to Eminem’s comments.
Following Eminem’s quip about Tupac and Diddy, other musicians have stepped forward to share their views.
“The day you put out a hit, is the day Diddy admits he put the hit out that got ‘Pac killed”
US rapper Jay Electronica, 42 (born Timothy Thedford), slammed The Slim Shady artist.
In a now-deleted tweet shared with his 362k followers, he wrote: “How dare you accuse Diddy of killing Tupac.
“While you completely look pass [sic] Jimmy Iovine [music producer] and those who profited from his death the MOST.”
He added: “You best tread carefully, son, before I come tear your ivory tower down like Sulaiman done the Templar Knights.”
Diddy managed rapper The Notorious B.I.G. — Christopher Wallace — who was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California, aged 24.
Similar to the fatal shooting of Tupac, Biggie’s murder remains unsolved.
In 2017, Diddy responded to the long-time rumours that his musical protégé Biggie was involved in the murder of Tupac.
The music mogul told Sunday TODAY: “There were so many rumours and things for years…
“I was more concerned with the well-being of my artists, myself and my family.”