Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has taken part in the never-ending debate and stated her opinion on which late rap legend was the better artist, The Notorious B.I.G. or Tupac Shakur.
Interviewed by rap mogul “brother” Jay-Z, Paltrow also stated her thoughts another infamous musical great argument, Prince versus Michael Jackson.
SC: Speed round: Miles or Coltrane? GP: Miles SC: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? GP: Beatles SC: Patsy Cline or Billie Holiday? GP: Billie H SC: Biggie or PAC? GP: Biggie by miles SC: Michael or Prince? GP: Prince! (Life & Times)
In February, 50 Cent said he favored the late Tupac over B.I.G.
“2 pac RT @Crazy4_KStew: @50cent if u could collaborate with any rapper that has died and make a song who would it be?,” 50 tweeted Monday (February 28). (50 Cent’s Twitter)
In December 2009, former G-Unit member Game spoke on the impact Pac would have on hip-hop today if he never died.
“#if2PACwasALIVE I probably wouldn’t be who I am today. his un-timely death is what motivated me to wanna put this sh*t on my back !!!,” he wrote. “& #ifBIGwasALIVE nobody would be runnin round talkin bout they the KING OF NEW YORK !!! he was hands down that n*gga !!! #ifBIGwasALIVE Tianna & lil CJ would have a father this X-mas ! #if2PACwasALIVE Will Smith wouldn’t have a wife, cuz Jada was Pac’s gyrl….. #realtalk #if2PACwasALIVE he would be 37 years old. #if2PACwasALIVE him & Denzel would be fightin for movie roles…. cuz he was on his way to a OSCAR !!! #if2PACwasALIVE you could hit him @2PAC & he would hit you back just like I do ………. #realtalk #if2PACwasALIVE B.I.G. would still be alive !!! #nuffsaid.” (Game’s Twitter)
Last month, Lil Kim reflected on the mid-1990’s fatal shootings of Pac and B.I.G.
“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)
Check out Lil Kim speaking on Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur down below: