Lil’ Kim Is Displeased with Her Movie Life
Hip-hop star Lil’ Kim is unhappy about her portrayal in the new biopic of The Notorious B.I.G.
Kim, 35, was a protege of Biggie’s (real name Christopher Wallace). She feels that Notorious, the film okayed by Christopher’s mother Violetta Wallace and widow Faith Evans, is inaccurate.
Biggie was married to R&B singer Evans but allegedly carrying on an affair with Kim before his still unsolved murder in March of 1997.
He was shot to death at a traffic light after a Vibe magazine party in Los Angeles. He was 24.
One of the screenplay’s writers reportedly contacted her during the filming process. That’s when she says she realized there were problems.
“I knew something was fishy about them having the writer call me. When I spoke to the writer I felt like he was trying to play me, so I wouldn’t give up anything,” Kim said. “I knew I wouldn’t have control of how I was depicted. I did correct the writer about Biggie’s nickname for me. He had written that Biggie called me Big Momma. Biggie never called me Big Momma. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even like that name for me. He used to call me Mookie.”
Kim is played by actress Naturi Naughton in the film.
Faith Evans has responded to Kim’s complaints about her portrayal in the film, which was adapted from Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G. by Cheo Hodari Coker.
“I don’t know what to say,” Evans said. “I think that beyond myself, Ms. Wallace or whoever else she wants to blame, everyone who was around Big at that time has had some things to say about [her relationship with Biggie] in order for Cheo to even write the book. He interviewed pretty much all of us. She’s sadly mistaken. I’m aware of what she has to say, and that’s fine. I don’t know what to say. God bless her.”
And God bless anyone getting in Kimmy’s way. She’s even working on a new album despite a recent legal ruling. Watch out, she looks ready to rumble.