R&B singer Faith Evans has stepped up to speak on the passing of her ex-husband Notorious B.I.G. and where she currently stands with one-time rival Lil’ Kim.
According to Evans, she believes the person responsible for taking B.I.G.’s life in 1997 will be caught one day.
While the case is inactive, Faith hasn’t given up hope that Biggie’s murder will be solved. “We haven’t laid it to rest. We still very much want to see the person responsible brought to justice. That means more to us than anything,” said Faith, who’s spent millions on lawyers throughout the years. “There’s no point in paying lawyers’ fees and the LAPD isn’t really cooperating.” Wendy Williams also brought up the “love triangle” between her, Biggie, and Lil’ Kim, who she caught in bed with her husband. “Let’s just say I was there for the rest of the day cooking Christmas dinner, although I knew that was one of the last times I’d spend with him like that,” said Faith of that day. (Rap-Up)
While she no longer holds any grudges toward Kim, Faith said they do not go the extra mile to stay in contact.
While she hasn’t seen Kim in a while, she doesn’t hold a grudge. “I’m not trippin’. I’ve made peace, first of all with God a long time ago, especially once we lost [Big]. All of that certainly went out the window. Before he passed away, I removed myself from any ill feelings toward her for that.” When she ran into Kim at Diddy’s White Party some years back, she went to congratulate her on “Dancing With the Stars,” but Kim looked at her and responded, “Who is that?” (Rap-Up)
Back in October, the former Bad Boy Records singer spoke on B.I.G.’s legacy.
“It’s wonderful just to know that Big, his legacy is still so strong,” Evans told us. She went on to add that “seeing stuff like the shirts, that’s just an extension of that. People loved him and continue to love his music so you know, I’m just proud to have been a part of his life and to be able to carry on the extension of his legacy. … Well, shoot, he was still one of the best that ever did it,” she said emphatically. “And just imagine had he still been making music. I like to think sometimes, like, ‘Wow, what would he be doing?’ ‘Cause his stuff right now — you hear stuff right now that was made back then, it still sounds great.” (MTV)
In 2011, Kim reflected on how much of an impact the late rap icon had on society.
“I will say this though, I will say that I always felt like Biggie and Tupac’s deaths were bigger than how they tried to make it out to believe it to be,” Kim explained in an interview. “It’s bigger than [former Death Row Records owner] Suge Knight being involved. I think it was even over his head. Them two were very powerful guys. They both could have ran for mayor just like Arnold Schwarzenegger and probably [have] won. You know, I think the government was looking at it like, ‘We could not have these two hood dudes with this much power running for mayor and something like that and winning.’ They would have lost control I think. I think it was way deeper than what people would like it to be.” (Lady T Video)
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