Before Kim, Faith and Charli came Jan. She's the woman who stood by her man--from his hustling days through his rise as rap phenomenon. In an exclusive interview, the mother of Biggie's first child bares all. Click the image above to read the original article Never Let Me Down from XXL magazine's April 2004 issue.

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