Statement: The family of Christopher
Wallace has released the following statement:
“The article which appeared today in the Los Angeles Times titled, ‘Who
Killed Tupac Shakur,’ and related stories from other media outlets are
patently false and are the most extreme examples of irresponsible journalism
we’ve ever seen. The LA Times article takes facts on record and juxtaposes
them with hazy, un-attributed remarks which are not the result of any
legitimate investigation, but rather are simply an effort to generate further
confusion and publicity.
“Christopher had nothing to do with the death of Tupac. He wasn’t in Las
Vegas at the time of the crime, he did not arrange the murder, he didn’t pay
50 thousand dollars of bounty money to anyone and he did not hand a gun to
Orlando Anderson to be used in the hit on Tupac. It is all lies.
“We are outraged at the false and damaging statements made in the LA Times
by Chuck Phillips regarding Christopher (the Notorious B.I.G.’s) Wallace
alleged involvement in Tupac Shakur’s death. These false accusations are
nothing but irresponsible journalism.
“The estate is considering a lawsuit against the LA Times for untruthful
statements and accusations which amount to character assassinations of someone
who is himself the victim of an unsolved murder.
“For the record, Christopher (the Notorious B.I.G.) Wallace was at his
home in New Jersey on the night of Tupac Shakur’s murder, with friends who
will continue to testify for his whereabouts since he is unable to defend
“We believe that the LAPD has been neglectful in its investigation of
Christopher’s murder. As a result, we have filed a lawsuit against the LAPD
for its failure to investigate this murder.
“Christopher (the Notorious B.I.G.) Wallace’s friends and family will
continue to stand by him and support his memory in the face of this latest
accusation against his character and his life.
“The false stories are disrespectful to not only our family but also to
the family of Tupac Shakur. Both men will have no peace as long as stories
such as these continue to be written.”
Voletta Wallace (Christopher’s mother) states: “Chistopher’s character
was both sensitive and loving. Not only could my son not have participated in
such a crime, but he also wept openly and was desperately saddened at the news
of Tupac’s death.”
Faith Evans (Christopher’s widow) states: “There is no truth to anything
said in this article about myself and my late, beloved husband. Our family
continues to grieve over these and other lies perpetrated by irresponsible