FBI releases files on Notorious B.I.G. slaying
The FBI has released hundreds of pages of records from their investigation into the 1997 slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G. The records, which contain FBI files spanning eight years, come from a civil rights probe the bureau launched into the killing.
The records were posted on the FBI’s website and are heavily redacted.
The New York rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was gunned down outside the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997, as he was leaving a party.
Who killed Wallace? At the time of his death, he was one of the biggest stars in rap music. His slaying occurred after the fatal shooting of another marquee rapper, Los Angeles-based Tupac Shakur.