Faith Evans reportedly “furious” over Lifetime’s upcoming Biggie series
“Hopelessly In Love” tells the story of Evans and B.I.G.’s relationship.
Faith Evans is reportedly upset over how Notorious B.I.G. will be portrayed in a new Lifetime series titled “Hopelessly In Love,” which chronicles famous couples’ relationships. Evans says she was led to believe that her and Biggie’s two-hour episode would tell their love story. However, she’s now saying it actually focuses on scandal and heartbreak.
“I feel upset that I’m attached to it. I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background,” she told Page Six. “It wasn’t pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place. I am beyond that and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace a k a the Notorious B.I.G.”
“Biggie and Faith Evans,” which airs on Jan. 10, describes Evans and Biggie’s relationship as “the most controversial love story in hip-hop history, told by those who lived it.” In the description, Lifetime promises fans that “Faith Evans is ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship . . . from their whirlwind engagement, to Biggie’s ongoing affairs with Lil’ Kim and Charli Baltimore, to the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that led to Tupac and Big’s deaths.”
“The Tupac stuff, the different women — how many times are people going to talk about that? It was supposed to be a love story, and it turns into cheating and [Lil’] Kim,” Evans responds. “We’ve come so far past that. [Lifetime’s] all about drama.”
Evans is reportedly not the only one who’s upset.
“Ms. Wallace is pissed,” Evans said of Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace. “Everyone was blindsided. She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light. He’s nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This [doc] is taking steps backward.”
Due to her frustrations, Evans said she will not promote the upcoming episode.
“It’s about my morals,” she continued. “I would never do business I’m not proud of at this point in my career. I’m not happy.”
The “Hopelessly In Love” limited series will also tell the “tragic romances” of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Andre Rison and others.
Lifetime reportedly did not respond to Page Six’s request for comment. See the series’ trailer below.
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