Clayton Hill Confesses To Helping To Hide the Gun
1:00PM ET July 5th, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
Clayton Hill, a former Nation of Islam member who is currently incarcerated on federal felony charge, has confessed to his role as an accessory after the fact to the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.
According to HipHopDX, Hill disclosed that in October of 2010 he met with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy DePodesta and two agents with the F.B.I.’s Domestic Terrorism Unit and revealed that in May of 1997, while acting under orders as an official with Muhammad Mosque #15 in Atlanta, Georgia, he took possession of a semi-automatic handgun from a fellow N.O.I. member from Los Angeles, California who said his name was Dawoud Muhammad.
“[Dawoud Muhammad] stated to me that he was on the run for the murder [of The Notorious B.I.G.],” Hill wrote to HipHopDX via the CorrLinks email system for federal inmates. “He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he (Dawoud) was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so.”
In his forthcoming e-book, Diary of an Ex-Terrorist, Clayton quotes Dawoud bragging to him of that payment, “And I made twenty-five ‘g’s’ off that.”
Hill is in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago after being convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Identity Theft.
“I have looked at the pics in the mag,” Hill wrote after viewing images of the alleged shooters. “And although I cannot say conclusively and with absolute certainty because that was 14 years ago, Amir Muhammad looks like the person who used the name Dawoud.”
“A member from L.A. wouldn’t know a member from Atlanta so you wouldn’t completely trust them,” explained Hill further. “Also, consider that the N.O.I. is a paramilitary organization and all members do as instructed so if he or I were told by someone to give a false name as precaution then he would and it would be accepted without question.”
Hill says he was contacted in mid-May 1997 by Minister Tony Muhammad, the Western Regional Minister of the N.O.I., and told to pick up someone from the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Atlanta. This unnamed person was coming from Los Angeles.
“I told [Dawoud Muhammad] I had instructions to collect some property from him. He must have been given the same instructions because he didn’t hesitate or show any signs of doubt as he bent over and removed a trash liner out of a waste can and handed it to me to hold open. He reached into the duffle bag he brought with him and pulled out a semi-automatic hand gun that could have been a .9 millimeter or a .40 caliber wrapped in a white undershirt," Collins wrote. "Carefully he placed it into the trash bag making sure his hands never touched any of the exposed parts of the gun.”
Clayton claims that he was instructed to take said 'property' to Louisville, Kentucky. In Louisville, Hill allegedly delivered the gun to Emile Muhammad, Minister Louis Farrakhan's personal driver. Emile Muhammad then allegedly took the weapon to its final destination at the headquarters of the Nation of Islam.
“Somebody in Chicago wanted that weapon,” Hill replied when asked why the weapon wasn't just destroyed. “Who wanted it? I can’t say for sure but whoever wanted it had to be high ranking.”
“I doubt if Minister Farrakhan knew anything,” wrote Hill. “He would have been insulated from that.”