Was Biggie Smalls Murdered By Sean Combs? Conspiracy Theories Abound On Anniversary Of Notorious B.I.G.’s Death

Was Biggie Smalls killed by Sean Combs?

The murder of the Brooklyn rapper 19 years ago has remained one of the music industry’s biggest mysteries, and now on the anniversary of his death, a number of conspiracy theories have lived on. Some believe his killing was the work of rival mogul Suge Knight and carried out by the LAPD, others believe that Biggie never died at all and faked his own death.

A strange theory claiming that Biggie Smalls may have been killed by his friend and fellow rapper is one of the most prevalent, though entirely unsubstantiated.

As the New York Daily News noted, some conspiracy-minded rap fans believe that Sean Combs may have orchestrated the murder of the rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace.

Conspiracy theorists believe that Diddy saw how much rap mogul Suge Knight profited from album sales after the death of Tupac Shakur and saw an opportunity to do the same.”

“Smalls had been embroiled in the East Coast/West Coast rap feud for months and Diddy leaped at the chance to disguise himself behind smoke and mirrors, the theorists believe.”

It seems crazy, but the conspiracy theorists point to the huge wave of popularity Biggie Smalls — and by extension, Sean Combs — found after the murder. The report notes that Puff Daddy (as he was then known) released his first commercial album three months after Biggie’s death, hitting the top of the Billboard 200 chart.

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Combs also had the No. 1 single for “I’ll Be Missin’ You,” his tribute to Biggie Smalls.