Rap star murder for over two decades decennia The Notorious BIG. has been the subject of many theories and questions, but very few answers as to who was responsible for his untimely death. Now, a retired FBI agent has made allegations that he knows who was behind the murder and why it was set up.
Phil Carson, a former FBI agent who spent two years investigating the case, said in an interview with the New York Post that the attack was arranged by Suge Knight, the founder of Death Row Records, in retaliation for the murder of Tupac Shakur. Another revelation by the ex-agent was that the target of the hit wasn’t actually Notorious, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, but fellow rapper and founder of Bad Boy Records, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs.
While it’s easy to dismiss such claims as the opinion of one person, especially when a crime has gone unsolved for more than twenty years, Carson’s claims are supported by two filmmakers who claimed to have access to court documents detailing everything. confirm. If true, these are the answers many have been looking for since March 1997, when the rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls, was gunned down at the age of 24.
Carson said Knight, who is currently serving a 28-year sentence for murder in a hit-and-run, paid Amir Muhammad, who was also known as Harry Billups, before changing his name when he joined the Nation of Islam, to refer the rapper as part of the feud between the East Coast and the West Coast. Mohammed is reportedly now known as Billups again, and is currently believed to be working in Georgia as a real estate agent.
In his interview, Carson said, “All the evidence points to Amir Muhammad. He’s the one who pulled the trigger. There were plenty of others who helped orchestrate it. [and] had him pull the trigger. I had evidence that LAPD officers were involved and I was shut down by the LAPD and city attorneys in Los Angeles.”
In fact, Carson’s claims are not new, as Mohammed has been suspected for years of involvement in the rapper’s death. Wallace’s murder took place six months after the shooting of Tupac Shakur, whose death has also remained unsolved for nearly 25 years. Tupac Shakur was murdered in Las Vegas hours after watching a Mike Tyson boxing match. The murder immediately sparked security concerns from a revenge hit on the Bad Boy Records entourage. Six months later, it seemed the concerns were true, when while traveling as part of an entourage of three cars, his vehicle came under fire from another car that pulled up next to them when they stopped at a red light.
Don Sikorski, who was executive producer of the film City of Liesstarring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker as real-life detective Russell Poole and a fictional reporter respectively who join forces to seek the truth behind the infamous murder, said he and director Brad Furman were given access to documents from a civil lawsuit filed by Wallace’s family against the LAPD. He said, “All the answers are black and white. If you read those… [sealed] documents there is overwhelming evidence that tells you exactly who committed the murder and why [the LAPD] covers it.”
City of Lies was originally intended to be released in the US in September 2018, but was withdrawn by the distributor. Saban Films finally acquired the rights to the film and released it in March of this year. This story originated at The Jasmine Brand.