Biggie’s mysterious death lives on in a wrongful death suit.
A former FBI informant and key witness in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death trial has backed away from a previous statement linking a rogue police officer to Death Row Records.
Kevin Hackie’s testimony on Wednesday was a blow to the slain New York rapper’s family, which has filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and its police department. The trial was to resume Thursday.
Hackie, a former bodyguard for rapper Tupac Shakur, denied several remarks attributed to him in a June 2004 declaration prepared by plaintiffs’ attorneys, including an assertion that a former officer, David Mack, “was a covert agent” for Death Row Records.