The murder of The Notorious B.I.G. will go down as one of the biggest unsolved celebrity killings in the modern era. According to Faith Evans, singer and former wife of the late rapper, the Los Angeles Police Department has known the truth about the rapper’s slaying but has kept their findings under wraps. Evans recently appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and when asked to give an update on the 17-year-old case revealed that the investigation is in remission, but only because people who know the truth refuse to reveal it, namely the Los Angeles Police Department. “We just basically stopped spending our money on trying to hope that the LAPD was gonna do their part,” said Evans. “So it’s not closed, it’s just a matter of when they really feel they wanna do the right thing, because we, in our hearts, feel we know what happened, and we believe they know what happened.”
At the height of his popularity, Big was fatally gunned down on March 9, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. Since then, the LAPD has come under scrutiny various times throughout the investigation.
Faith feels the incident will remain unsolved by investigators because the truth would result in major lawsuits. “We’ll probably be the biggest case in the city history,” she said. “They don’t feel good about possibly having to write a check that big. But for us, it’s not about that. We spent millions of dollars on lawyers’ fees. We’ve never gotten anything from it. It’s more about trying to do what’s right. For his son, for his family, for his loved ones, and for his kids. We’ve definitely gotten to a point where we realize that it’s possible that they might never happen, and that’s really sad.”
Check out the interview, below.