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03/09/2017 01:17 pm ET

Biggie's Mom Says It 'Still Hurts' Her Son's Death Is A Mystery 20 Years Later

Thursday marks 20 years since the rapper's death.
Violetta Wallace at the Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe in New York.
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Violetta Wallace at the Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe in New York.

Twenty years since the untimely death of The Notorious B.I.G., Voletta Wallace is still hurt that the rapper’s murder remains unsolved.

Wallace spoke with the New York Post this week about the anniversary of her son’s death. Biggie was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997, in Los Angeles. He was 24. 

“It still hurts that nothing has been done,” she said. “His death is not something I want to celebrate. But I am grateful to everyone who remembers him.”

Since Biggie’s tragic death, Wallace has been active keeping the rapper’s legacy alive through different projects and events, including an upcoming documentary and a celebration of her son during this Sunday’s Brooklyn Nets game

The 64-year-old told the Post that if her son were still alive, he would either “be in jail or he might be a multimillionaire roaming the Earth and vacationing in Bora Bora.”

“Whatever the world sees him as, I just see him as my son,” she added. “He may not be here, but his memory is etched in me for life.”

Long live B.I.G.

Read Wallace’s entire interview at the New York Post

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