In a recent episode of It Is What It Is, Ma$e seemed to hint at a connection between Sean “Diddy” Combs and Keefe D, who is now a suspect in the 1996 murder case of Tupac Shakur. During the segment, Ma$e, who was signed with Bad Boy Records in the ’90s, feigned unfamiliarity with Keefe D’s name, raising eyebrows among cohost Cam’ron and guest Bubba Dub.
Maintaining a facade of innocence about Keefe D and why the name sounded vaguely familiar to him, Ma$e refrained from directly mentioning any names. He insisted that he genuinely had no recollection of the details, even when prompted by Bubba Dub, who subtly alluded to the mogul’s association by echoing Diddy’s signature style.
The guest then shared the news of Keefe D’s alleged involvement in the plotting of Shakur’s murder, which Ma$e appeared genuinely taken aback by. He expressed his sentiments, emphasizing his hope for justice for Tupac. Ma$e clarified that his comment was sincere, dispelling any notion of insensitivity.
Speculation and theories regarding Diddy’s potential role in the deaths of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. have circulated for years. Allegations have been made, including claims by Keefe D that Diddy discussed paying the South Side Crips to carry out the hit. However, Keefe D maintains that neither he nor the gang received any payment. There have also been suggestions that Biggie’s passing was linked to Diddy’s alleged unpaid debt to the Crips, though none of these claims have been substantiated with concrete evidence. It has also been suggested that Diddy enlisted gang members for security during the tumultuous period between Death Row Records and Bad Boy Records, amid the feud between Shakur and Biggie.
When questioned about these rumors in 2016, Diddy categorically dismissed them, refusing to engage in discussions he deemed baseless. He firmly asserted, “We don’t talk about things that are nonsense,” during an appearance on the Breakfast Club at the time. “We don’t even entertain nonsense, so we’re not even gonna go there, with all due respect.”