Lil Kim is not happy with the upcoming Notorious, the biopic about the life of Notorious B.I.G.
The murdered rapper was both Lil Kim’s mentor and lover, and the singer says the film version of their relationship just isn’t accurate.
“The film studio and producers involved were more concerned about painting me as a ‘character’ to create a more interesting story line instead of a person with talent, self-respect and who was able to achieve her own career success through hard work,” she said in a statement. “Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other. Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music.”
Taking the side of the producers, however, is Voletta Wallace, mother of Christopher “Biggie” Wallace.
“This is not a Lil Kim movie,” she said. “This is a Christopher Wallace movie. If she’s disappointed and upset, that is her problem.”
Naturi Naughton stars as Kim and Jamal Woolard is B.I.G. in the film which opens Friday.