It's been 20 years since Eazy-E passed away from AIDS, but with the recent success of Straight Outta Compton – which told the tale of E and all the other artists making up NWA — people are once again wondering just how the icon contracted the deadly disease in the first place.
And now, one rapper claims to know the truth about the late legend's untimely end. Frost, whose real name is Arturo Molina, Jr. opened up about the tragedy in an upcoming documentary called For the Record: The Story of Latinos in Hip Hop.
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He says a man who — in West Coast rap — goes by "the devil" made sure Eazy's acupuncture needles contained the virus, saying:
"I'm-a tell you what happened with Eazy getting AIDS and I believe this to this day. I don't care if you guys got it on film. You can tell the world. They gave him tainted needles with acupuncture. Needles that tainted him, they gave it to him."
That's certainly one way to re-open a conspiracy theory. Frost was too anxious to reveal the suspect's actual name, but the late hitmaker was known to have an ongoing feud with Suge Knight.
In fact, after Straight Outta Compton was released, an old Jimmy Kimmel clip of an interview with the Death Row Records CEO made the internet rounds, showing the producer saying:
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