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.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
To infinity and beyond! Adidas’ new Crazy IIInfinity shoes updates a Kobe classic!
From Kung Fu in the sewer to trash bag suits, Missy Elliott not only invigorated the modern music video, she put her thang down, flipped it and reversed it.
For our “Imagine If?” Black History Month campaign, check out the sci-fi story of Aaliyah Bennet, the astrophysicist and inventive space traveler.
In a move to reshape the narrative of Black identity, REVOLT has launched an initiative this Black History Month that puts the storytelling power firmly in the hands of Black creators. Check them out!
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” can be considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. More than 30 years after its pilot episode, REVOLT takes a look at what the cast is up to.
As the host of “While Black,” Darius Hicks is intent on getting to the nitty-gritty when discussing race. Check out this exclusive interview.
“Eminem ain’t no bad person. He belongs in Hip Hop,” Benzino said in part.
It appears as though he and the plaintiff Laura Helm have reached “an amicable resolution.”
The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!
“I think a lot of that stuff isn’t the stuff that should be aired out like that,” said Chris Spencer when discussing the no-holds-barred interview Mo’Nique did on “Club Shay Shay.”
“Y’all got me f**ked up!” he jokingly said on social media.
Her representative shared that the 44-year-old created the profile to show off her Savage X Fenty lingerie.