R&B singer Faith Evans has admitted to doubting whether or not the mystery behind the 1997 fatal shooting of her ex-husband, The Notorious B.I.G., would ever be solved.
Acknowledging the murder case’s still-pending status, Evans revealed her skepticism in singling out the person responsible for the late rapper’s passing.
According to Faith, the family of B.I.G. has an idea of what happened to her husband, although she doubts it will ever be solved in the United States court system. “The family – we have an idea what happened. We don’t know who pulled the trigger but we have an idea what went on,” Faith Evans told UK newspaper The Voice. “It’s not something I would speak on because it’s still a pending case, so that wouldn’t be smart at all. But we have an idea, though we don’t know if it will ever be solved in the judicial system.” (The Voice)
Earlier this year, B.I.G.’s protege Lil Cease spoke on the 13-year investigation of his friend’s passing in Los Angeles.
“I’m definitely upset about it,” Lil’ Cease said in an interview. “I think it’s something [the police] should look into, especially when you see all these other things going on and you see how they pursue other cases. It just seems like when it came to Biggie, it was, ‘Oh, another rapper, another hoodlum, another gangster is dead.’ Same thing with 2Pac. These were two of the most influential figures in hip-hop, and you’re not finding these people’s murderers? Or not even making a real attempt to? It upsets you, ’cause they’re treating them like nobodies but they had a big influence in the game and people look up to them. No matter what they rap about or what they’d been through, they were still human beings at the time.” (MTV)
Last April, a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department was dismissed.
On Monday April 5th, Judge Jacqueline Nguyen dismissed the lawsuit without prejudice, after an eight-year wrongful death lawsuit in federal court. Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, was gunned down in March of 1997, after attending an after party during the Soul Train Awards in Los Angeles. Although it has never been proven, the wrongful death lawsuit claimed that Marion “Suge” Knight conspired with Amir Muhammad, the alleged triggerman and LAPD officers Rafael Perez and David Mack, to murder Notorious B.I.G. (All Hip Hop)
The lawsuit also named numerous high-ranking officials with close ties to former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight.
The implications of the judge’s decision extended far beyond the mystery of B.I.G.’s unsolved murder. For months, Los Angeles’ most prominent political figures and police officials, along with the city’s most influential media, had been insisting that this legal claim by B.I.G.’s family was nothing more than a nuisance suit, based on an outlandish conspiracy theory that attempted to tie a group of LAPD officers — affiliated with Suge Knight’s Death Row Records and the Bloods gang — to not only the murders of B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur, but also to the origins of the biggest police-corruption case in Los Angeles history, the so-called Rampart scandal. (Rolling Stone)
Check out Diddy & Faith Evans’ “Missing You” B.I.G. tribute down below: