According to Diddy’s Former Bodyguard, “Notorious B.I.G. Was Not Killed In A Drive-By Shooting” | Video



Gene Deal, Diddy’s former bodyguard, claims that The Notorious B.I.G.’s murder in 1997 was not a drive-by. In an interview with The Art of Dialogue, Deal said he believes that the killer of The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie, was waiting secretly before he made the attack. Deal insisted that the car used in the shoot sat around all night waiting for the rapper.

He said he has been concerned over the years about how the rapper’s death is portrayed in documentaries and movies. “It just hurts because they lie too much. A lot of that sh*t be lies the way they put it together, ’cause they listening to these white boys who wasn’t even there. I don’t want to make this racial, but they take these white boys who wasn’t even there and want to use the stories that they want to tell, which is not the truth!

“Wasn’t no drive-by; the car was standing there at the corner. The stories they tell is not truthful. And now people are sitting here believing,” Deal said.

“Every Biggie movie that you see, they say it’s a drive-by. When the witness tells you the car was stood right there at the corner — the car was probably there all night,” Deal, who was part of Diddy’s security detail in the 1990s, added.

Biggie, 24, was shot and killed while leaving a music industry party on March 9, 1997. The rapper was in the front passenger seat of a Chevrolet Suburban when another vehicle pulled up beside him at a red light near Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum and shot him. His death resulted from a feud between rap artists from the East and West coasts.

Deal recounted rushing to the rapper’s aid after the shooting. “I saw this kid lose his life — this kid died while I was pulling him out of the car. I wouldn’t put nobody in my shoes ’cause I don’t feel like they could handle it,” he said. “If I didn’t have God in my life, if I didn’t have people praying for me, I don’t know if I could have handled it. Before we left Andre Harrell’s house, Puff told me I didn’t have to go. Now, I went because I knew that somebody was going to die that night, somebody was going to get shot. I did everything in my power to stop it from being Puff, and it wasn’t Puff.”

“The people that was bodyguarding Big didn’t do everything in their power to stop it from being Big — and that hurts me, even though it wasn’t my principle,” said the former bodyguard.

Biggie, dubbed “the most prominent East Coast practitioner of gangsta rap,” died just weeks before the release of his new album, Life After Death.



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