Who killed Notorious BIG? LAPD covered up for Suge Knight, ex-FBI agent claims
The mystery surrounding the death of late hip-hop icon The Notorious BIG has always intrigued hip-hop fans but it seems they finally might get some answers after a retired FBI agent spoke to New York Post exclusively, revealing crucial details about the 1997 murder of the rapper. The retired agent identified as Phil Carson, who worked on the case for two years, hinted that former music executive Suge Knight was involved in the case and the crime was committed with the assistance of few corrupt LAPD cops.
BIG, who also went by the moniker Biggie Smalls, was shot dead on March 9, 1997, in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. He was killed at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue after attending the Soul Train Music Awards. There have been a lot of speculations concerning his murder. The Brooklyn native was in the headlines for his beef with Tupac Shakur in 1996 and Death Row record label owner Suge Knight. Speaking of rappers getting shot and killed, a few hip-hop artists recently lost their lives namely Pop Smoke, King Von, Iron Die, and Mike Darole.
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Who really pulled the trigger on Biggie Smalls?
Speaking in an exclusive interview with NY Post, the former FBI agent spilled the beans on how Knight and a few corrupt officers from Los Angeles Police Department planned the crime but it was Nation of Islam convert Amir Muhammad who pulled the trigger on Smalls. Revealing details about the 25-year-old murder, former FBI agent Carson said he had seen classified documents about the murder of BIG, which confirmed that the acclaimed rapper was killed at the behest of Knight. “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) allowed him to pull the trigger.”
Carson said that the alleged cover-up was “the biggest miscarriage of justice in my 20-year career at the FBI”, adding that even after raising the alarm his attempts were ignored by the officials. “I had evidence that LAPD officers were involved and I was shut down by the LAPD and city attorneys inside Los Angeles,” he said. Carson also worked with film producer Don Sikorski and movie director Brad Furman on the 2018 movie based on Biggie called ‘City of Lies’. While extending his support to Carson, Sikorski said, “All the answers are in black and white,” referring to the sealed documents.
The former FBI agent had filed an FBI report in 2003 which read, “Amir Muhammad, AKA Harry Billups, the godparent to LAPD Officer David Mack’s two children, has been identified by several sources as the trigger man. Mack is a registered owner of a 1995 Black SS Impala with chrome wheels, the exact description given as being driven by Wallace’s shooter.” Muhammad and Mack were earlier cleared of all charges. Shedding further light on the case, Carson also spilled other chilling details saying the shooting was initially planned for Bad Boy Entertainment head Sean “Diddy” Combs. The retired FBI agent had shared these details to Diddy and he was “pretty freaked out” after hearing the story.
How did Notorious BIG die?
Biggie Smalls died at the age of 24 on March 9, 1997. After attending the Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles, he later went to a party hosted by Vibe and Qwest Records at the Petersen Automotive Museum. He left the venue for his hotel at 12.30am PST with his entourage in two GMC Suburbans. Biggie took over the front seat while other passengers included Damion "D-Roc" Butler, Lil' Cease, and driver Gregory "G-Money" Young while Diddy traveled with three bodyguards in another vehicle.
Around 12.45 am a black Chevy Impala pulled up alongside the rapper’s car when he stopped at a red light 50 yards from the Petersen Automotive Museum. The unidentified African-American driver then rolled down his window and drew a 9 mm blue-steel pistol. He started firing at Biggie’s car hitting the rapper four times. BIG was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m. Sadly, his autopsy was released 15 years after his death, which showed that only the final shot was fatal as it entered through his right hip and struck his colon, liver, heart and left lung before stopping in his left shoulder.