In a recent appearance on Drink Champs, veteran rapper and producer Warren G revealed he managed to talk Snoop Dogg out of going to Las Vegas with 2pac the night he was shot. The 52-year-old’s actions may have gotten Snoop Dogg out of harm’s way as he said the Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper would have probably been in the car with 2pac and Suge Knight.
As previously reported by Face2Face Africa, 2pac and Suge Knight had gone to Las Vegas on September 7, 1996, to watch the Mike Tyson vs. Bruce Seldon bout. He was later shot that night as he rode in a car with the Death Row co-founder.
Warren G said that Snoop Dogg had also planned on going to Las Vegas with 2pac to watch the fight, but he asked the Gin and Juice rapper to instead come over to his Los Angeles home and hang out with him, Complex reported.
“The cold sh*t about it is, I had called Snoop,” the Regulate rapper said. “At that time, I was single … I had a house to myself. I was like, ‘Sh*t, I’m a bachelor. What’s up, Snoop? Come over! I’m here watching the fight, I’ma invite a gang of people over, we gonna barbecue.’”
“He was like, ‘F*ck that shit, I’m going to Vegas with 2Pac and them for the fight.’ So I was like, ‘Damn, n***a! You don’t never kick it with me, sh*t.’”
Warren G said Snoop Dogg, however, eventually showed up at his home some hours later in “a white m**haf**kin’ Rolls-Royce with the peanut butter inside with the top down.”
“He pulled up, he surprised me,” he added. “He came and hung with me, he let me drive that m**haf**ka and we just having a good time, barbecuing, having fun. And the fight was coming on. He came to f*ck with me for the fight instead of going to Vegas.”
Snoop Dogg was still hanging out with Warren G at his home when he got to know about the shooting. “We could hear the sh*t, and then he started getting calls and they was telling him that 2Pac got shot. So I kicked everybody out and [Snoop] took off—that’s when he went to Vegas to go see what was going on and go to the hospital,” Warren G said.
“If I wouldn’t have talked to him and got him to come over to my house, he probably would’ve been right there in the car with them and got shot as well,” he added.
2pac succumbed to his injuries on September 13, 1996, and his murder is still unsolved. In July, however, Face2Face Africa reported a major development in his murder case as police searched a home in Henderson, Nevada, in connection with the deceased rapper’s case.
The home that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department searched is less than 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip where he was killed.