The identity of the person who murdered Notorious B.I.G. is one of hip-hop’s greatest unsolved mysteries. Christopher Wallace was gunned down in a Los Angeles drive-by March 9, 1997 while sitting in a Chevy Suburban. He had performed earlier that night at the Soul Train Awards.
Four years ago, Complex reported that a retired detective who spent three years on the case, Greg Kading, was confident a man named Wardell Fouse—a.k.a Darnell Bolton a.k.a. “Poochie”—was the man behind the trigger. Fouse reportedly received $13,000 for committing the murder of the 24-year-old Wallace.
On the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s death, his mother, Voletta Wallace, 64, spoke with the Daily Mail. In a fascinating interview, she said she still hurts “every single day” about the death of her son.
“I have a very good idea who murdered Christopher and I genuinely believe that the LAPD know exactly who did too,” Wallace said. “As a family, we’ve collectedly grieved and it doesn’t ever get any better for us.”
Interestingly, she also questions why LAPD has not solved the case yet.
“They’ve done their investigation, but they just refuse to move forward,” she said. “I don’t know why they haven’t arrested who was involved. It seems to me that it’s one giant conspiracy, and someone is definitely being protected somewhere down the line.”
Conspiracy theories have surrounded the murders of both Biggie and his West Coast rival, Tupac Shakur, since they were killed six months apart. When it comes to Biggie’s death, the roles of Diddy and Suge Knight are frequently questioned.
Voletta was a single mom and worked as a preschool teacher.
“It hurts me every single day to know what happened to Christopher and that I won’t see him ever again,” she told Daily Mail.
She added that the family has “collectedly grieved and it doesn’t ever get any better for us.”
“When it comes to the anniversary of the passing of his death, I don’t really like to talk about it,” Voletta Wallace said. “I know there will be a few tributes in honor of Christopher, and that’s great he’s still remembered, but it’s very tough for me and my family.”
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