While many regard March 9 as a day to honor the Notorious B.I.G.'s legacy by bumping his music and paying tribute on social media, it's important to keep in mind that while he was an iconic emcee, he also was a son and the anniversary of his untimely passing isn't an easy one to swallow.
For his mother, Voletta Wallace, March 9 signifies what understandably could be considered the worst day of her life and, to make matters worse, the identity of the person who stole her son's life has yet to be named and no justice has been served.
During a recent conversation with Daily Mail, Wallace says that not only does she hurt "every single day," but she also has a hunch regarding who murdered her son.
"I have a very good idea who murdered Christopher and I genuinely believe that the LAPD know exactly who did too," Wallace shared during the interview. "As a family, we’ve collectedly grieved and it doesn’t ever get any better for us."
She also addresses why she feels the LAPD has not solved the case yet.
"They’ve done their investigation, but they just refuse to move forward," she explained. "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."
As previously reported, Greg Kading, a retired detective who worked the case for three years, believed Wardell Fouse (a.k.a. Darnell Bolton a.k.a. "Poochie") was the man responsible for Biggie's death. According to the allegation, Fouse also received $13,000 for the murder of the then-24-year-old rapper.
"When it comes to the anniversary of the passing of his death, I don’t really like to talk about it," Wallace added. "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."
Rest in paradise, Biggie Smalls. Take a look at Voletta Wallace's recent in-depth conversation here and check out BET's recent installment of "I Talked to Biggie" in the clip above.
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