The Notorious B.I.G.’s Style of Signature Versace Shades Are Now Being Sold at Barneys
Back when The Notorious B.I.G. was alive, the world-renowned MC was almost never spotted without his iconic Versace shades. Now, thanks to Barneys, you have the opportunity to never be seen without them, either.
The luxury retailer began selling the exclusive sunglasses yesterday (Oct. 8) as a tribute to the Brooklyn legend who rapped about them on tracks like "One More Chance (Remix)." The all-black shades with a hexagonal pattern and Versace's signature Medusa head were as much of a Biggie staple as Coogie was and it's not hard to see why. The modern version is now available for $295 USD—so, of course, they're not the ones Biggie actually wore.
They already appear to be sold out online, but you can order or cop them at any of their countless locations across the country for one month only.
In other Biggie news, a film exploring the unsolved deaths of The Notorious B.I.G and Tupac and starring Johnny Depp was recently pulled one month prior to its release "because of the current environment surrounding it," according to Global Road Entertainment's CEO. Depp reportedly attacked a location manager on the City of Lies set in May, allegedly offering the manager $100,000 to punch him in the face.
"The highly publicized alleged offscreen conduct of Johnny Depp" was the reason Miramax pulled out as well.
Bank Leumi, a financial contributor to City of Lies, ended up suing both companies for nearly $10 million after they chose not to premiere it. Global Road Entertainment and Miramax ended up forking over $5.4 million and $4.25 million, respectively.
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