Rap icon Lil' Kim was among the stars at the Empire State Building lighting ceremony to honor the 50th birthday of the Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls). The event was in partnership with Bad Boy / Atlantic / Rhino Records and the Christopher Wallace Estate on Friday, May 20.
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(L-R) The R.O.C., Biggie's mom, Voletta Wallace, Wayne Barrow, rapper Lil' Cease, Biggie's son, C. J. Wallace, and Lil' Kim at The Empire State Building Honors Biggie's 50th Birthday on May 20, 2022 in New York City.
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Lil' Kim at the Empire State Building lighting ceremony to honor the 50th birthday of the Notorious B.I.G.
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Lil Kim with Biggie's children, C.J. Wallace and T'Yanna Wallace.
Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously. The late icons will join rock legends Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, T. Rex and The Doobie Brothers.
Whitney, who died in 2012 at age 48, is among four artists inducted after being added to the ballot for the first time. The Doobie Brothers, Biggie and T-Rex are the others.
Whitney remains one of the best-selling artists of all time, selling 200 million albums worldwide.
Biggie, real name Christopher Wallace, is best known for his rap hits "Juicy" and "Big Poppa." His posthumous album Life After Death, featuring hits like "Mo Money Mo Problems" and "Hypnotize," is one of the few rap albums to be certified Diamond by the RIAA.
B.I.G. became the first rap artist to earn multiple No. 1 singles after his death.
He was gunned down at the peak of his career in 1997 at age 24. His murder remains unsolved.
Voletta Wallace, mother of legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G., is not happy with Kylie and Kendall Jenner. Apparently the socialites designed a t-shirt line featuring Kylie's face superimposed over unauthorized images of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
Wendy Williams is not a fan of rapper Rich Homie Quan. The 26-year-old Atlanta native embarrassed himself when he forgot the lyrics to the Notorious BIG's hit song "Get Money" at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
Quan forgot the lyrics while performing the song with rap icon Lil' Kim -- who recorded the original track with Biggie in 1995.
Actor Jamal Woolard is in trouble again for assaulting his wife, Trina Younger. Gossip tabloid TMZ reports the actor who played the late Notorious B.I.G. in the 2009 biopic "Notorious" was busted Saturday night in Gwinnett County (GA) for assaulting his wife in front of his stepson.
This is a shame. The tattoo artist who did this to a child should lose his license.
T’yanna Wallace, who is the late Notorious B.I.G.’s daughter, recently paid homage to her father by getting a lip tattoo that reads “B.I.G.”
She shared the photo on Instagram with the explanation, “Business instead of games!” After she revealed her extreme tattoo to her followers, the Internet went off yesterday. She responded on Twitter by saying, “LMAO NAH WORLDSTAR TOO! NOW YA”LL ODING LIKE YALL NEVER SEEN A LIP TAT.”
T’yanna has also got another tattoo honoring the hip-hop legend. She has a tattoo of Biggie posed as an angel on her shoulder.
Sean Combs was spotted out & about in Manhattan yesterday. Is it me or has Sean lost weight? It looks like his personal training fees (which are rumored to be close to $100K) are paying off.
Yesterday, Sean released the music video for "Angels" a new track off his upcoming album. The pop-tinged track features Sean singing, yes singing with a little help from T-Pain's autotuner. Angels is obviously targeted for that crossover market. The track also features a verse by the Notorious BIG and vocals by Dawn Richards, formerly of Danity Kane. No comment on Diddy's singing talent.