On March 9th 1997, Christopher Wallace—better known as the “Notorious B.I.G”—was shot and murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
Now, on the 20th anniversary of his death, his mother Voletta Wallace has spoken out and claims she knows who killed her son back in ’97.
Although the investigation has been going on now since his death, no one has been able to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together to determine who did in fact kill the beloved “Biggie Smalls.” Of course there have been all kinds of accusations made as to who committed this heinous crime but still no one has answers. Was it friends of the late Tupac who was also killed nearly a year before? Or maybe it was long-time friend and business partner Sean Combs aka “Puff Daddy?”
Although many probably think they have the crime all figured out, who better to ask than his own mother. Mrs. Wallace spoke with Daily Mail about the murder and who she thinks actually did it.
Mrs. Wallace spoke from her home in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania struggling to keep back tears.
“It hurts me every single day to know what happened to Christopher and that I won’t see him again.”
“Any mother who has lost a child knows exactly the devastation I feel, it’s the worst pain in the world I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.”
“He was so young, so talented and his life was taken far too soon. It’s unnecessary that Christopher lost his life at just 24. He was my baby, and I think about him every day.”
“When it comes to the anniversary of the passing of his death. I don’t really like to talk about it. 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.”
I can only imagine what Voletta and her family have had to go through over the years, not only losing a child but also all of the controversy surrounding the murder and the fact that they really don’t have any answers. Mrs. Wallace is a devout Christian and has of course turned to religion for answers over the last two decades. While it has comforted her, it will never bring back her son.
‘”I get by, using religion to ease my pain. But that’s not easy. It helps a little. But it’s a far cry from bringing Christopher back to life.”
Voletta focuses her blame on the LAPD:
“I have a very good idea who murdered Christopher and I genuinely believe the LAPD know exactly who did too.”
“They’ve done their investigation, but they just refuse to move forward. I don’t know why they haven’t arrested who was involved.”
“It seems to me that it’s one giant conspiracy, someone is definitely being protected somewhere down the line.”
As the years go by and the case remains unsolved, Voletta knows she won’t be able to put the senseless killing of her son behind her until some sort of justice is given.
“There’s no closure for me until that murderer is behind bars and sentenced.”
“That may give me some closure to grab onto, but it sure won’t bring my son back,” Voletta said.
Biggie Smalls was born in Brooklyn on May 21, 1972. Standing 6’3 and nearly 400lbs it was no surprise he fit comfortably into his stage persona. In the 80’s Biggie was a troubled teen who took to selling crack on street corners and eventually ending up behind bars at the age of 17. The Notorious B.I.G soon sent a mixtape to an editor at The Source and was signed by Sean Combs. In 1994 he released his debut album Ready to Die with hits like “Big Poppa” and “Juicy” on the record it’s no surprise he took home Billboard Awards for Rap Artist of the Year and Rap Single of the Year. After selling over 4 million albums and going Platinum, Biggie Smalls was a star.
R.I.P Notorious B.I.G.
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