*West Coast rapper DJ Quik revealed in a recent interview that the LAPD suspected him in the murder of Notorious B.I.G., explaining that his car looked a lot like the one used in the killing.
“Just because I was there at that [VIBE] party [with Biggie before the shooting], they tapped my phones, found out my accountant’s number and went and posted up and waited for me at my accountant’s office to pick me up for questions,” Quik shared with Hip Hop DX.com . “And it was only because I owned a ’95 [Chevy] Impala [SS] that was black-cherry colored like the one that was used supposedly in the shooting, which was probably black, mine was burgundy, but at night they look identical in color.”
He also denied rumors that he and Biggie got into an argument that night, as documented by noted Bay Area journalist, Davey D. Shortly after the rumor circulated, it was Quik who was the prime suspect.
Although this is the first time Quik has spoken openly about the allegations, he did reference them in a few lines of his 1998 song “You’z a Ganxta.” In the song he rapped, “Yeah like that night with Biggie out at Quincy Jones’ spot/Like 400 other people yeah I heard some shots/Broke away with the crowd, nervous obviously/And the mothaf*ckas blamed it on me, what the hell?”