MTV News chatted with writer Chuck Philips on his explosive article in the Los Angeles Times Friday that fingered the Notorious B.I.G. as the man who pledged to pay Crips $1 million to kill rival rapper Tupac Shakur, and was killed himself by Crips when he only paid up $50,000 of the tab. “The revelation of Biggie was shocking to me,” Philips told MTV News on Thursday. “When this came up, I was just, … ‘I don’t believe it.’ So I went about trying to disprove it in various ways with various sources and that’s not what happened. What I ended up writing is what happened.” Read more.