NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have begun an investigation into an online posting supposedly from a convicted felon who claims to have shot and robbed slain rapper Tupac Shakur.

Police spokesman Paul Browne said Wednesday if police determine the post is legitimate they will seek to interview the prisoner.

The claim was posted on the website The person says he was paid $2,500 by another hip hop mogul to rob Shakur outside a studio in Manhattan in 1994. Shakur suffered gunshot wounds but eventually recovered. He was shot and killed two years later in a slaying that remains unsolved.

Much of the post is laced with bitterness directed at the person the writer says hired him to carry out the crime. The writer says that person has wrongly accused him of being a government informant.

“Now I would like to clear up a few things, because the statute of limitations is over, and no one can be charged, and I’m just plain tired of listening to your lies,” the writer says, adding that the mogul also allowed him to keep some of the jewelry he stole from Shakur.

“I still have as proof the chain we took in the robbery,” he writes.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, a person by the same name as in the post is serving life in prison and is housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

A message requesting comment from was not immediately answered.

Last month, an online hoax said Tupac was alive and living in New Zealand. But that post was quickly removed.

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Comments (9)
  1. puff daddy says:

    2Pac bacc 2Pac bacc. all these people yelling 2Pac bacc.

    1. Saber 1 says:

      Who gives a rats a$$ who killed this trouble making mudflap. We should give the guy a medal for the favor he did for society.

  2. Tupac is DEAD says:

    Who cares if he shot Tupac? He did the world a favor.

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    Doesn’t anyone care who shot me?

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    Didn’t Tupac rap about killing cops? So why should the cops care who shot Tupac?

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