Biggie’s Mom On Son’s Relationship With Lil’ Kim: “I Didn’t Think She Deserved To Be Treated [That Way]”
Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, is concerned about her son’s former relationship with Lil’ Kim. During the making of her son’s biopic, Notorious, she learned more about the two rapper’s infamous connection, and was not happy.
In an interview with Essence, Wallace revealed that she discoverd a lot about her son during the movie’s filming. “There were things about him [B.I.G.] that I never knew that I wanted to see for myself on film,” she said. “I saw a side of my son that I heard of but I haven’t accepted. I’m angered by certain things, disappointed and shocked. So this film taught me tolerance and to be less critical.”
She was especially surprised with the way B.I.G. treated Kim. “I would love to speak to Lil’ Kim, because I need to ask more about this love relationship because I really didn’t like the way he treated her and I’m praying that that’s not it,” she continued. “Only she can answer those questions. She’s a sweet girl and I didn’t think she deserved to be treated the way he treated her, if that’s the case.”
Wallace’s comments come days after Lil’ Kim announced her disapproval of her portrayal in the movie and dissed Biggie’s mother and widow in an interview with Hip-Hop Weekly.
“I’ve had enough and I’m about to expose them both … I’ve been quiet for a long time,” Lil’ Kim said in the magazine, hitting stands this month. “I’m very disappointed in Faith,” she added. “There’s nothing Faith or Ms. Wallace could do to stop me from reppin’ B.I.G. all day. I’m gonna always do that … It’s time for Ms. Wallace to be exposed.”
Notorious hits theaters next friday (1/16). – Elan Mancini