Diddy Honors 20th Anniversary of Biggie Smalls’ Death With Special Request to Fans

Rapper creates Instagram hashtag, asking Notorious B.I.G. fans to rap their favorite Biggie verse

Diddy (born Sean Combs, later known as Puff Daddy) has launched a social media campaign to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s death.

“20 years ago today we lost the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. We’re celebrating his life through his music and through his legacy today. I want everyone to get involved and rap your favorite Biggie verse, tag me and use the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG,” Diddy posted on his Instagram account.

Biggie, also know as The Notorious B.I.G. whose real name was Christopher Wallace, is considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, despite dying at 24 in a drive-by shooting. Diddy was a close friend and mentor to the rapper.

In his Instagram post, Diddy revealed plans to edit together fan submissions to produce “something special” in honor of his friend’s passing.

Biggie’s mother recently spoke out about losing her son and accused the Los Angeles Police Department of covering up the unsolved 1997 murder.

“I have a very good idea who murdered Christopher and I genuinely believe that the LAPD know exactly who did too,” Violetta Wallace told the Daily Mail about her son. ‘They’ve done their investigation, but they just refuse to move forward. I don’t know why they haven’t arrested who was involved. It seems to me that it’s one giant conspiracy, and someone is definitely being protected somewhere down the line.”

Biggie Smalls was gunned down on March 9, 1997 in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles after his performance at the Soul Train Awards. Diddy was traveling in a car behind him.