Notorious BIG's family has filed another wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in connection with the slain rapper's death.
The hip-hop star, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in his car after leaving a Vibe magazine party in Los Angeles in 1997. His murder remains unsolved.
Legal papers were filed in Los Angeles County superior court last week by his mother Voletta Wallace, his widow Faith Evans and his two children. The new lawsuit follows a previous court action filed in a federal court in 2005, but this time names two former police officers as co-defendants, who are alleged to have been involved in the "efficient, organised, professional" crime.
Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg's former co-host of TV series Buckwild has been jailed for his role in a drug-smuggling ring. Kenneth "Buckwild" Francis, 38, will spend 11 years behind bars for his part in a conspiracy to import and distribute tens of thousands of ecstasy pills in Los Angeles and New York in 2000 and 2001. - Wenn