The Notorious B.I.G. is set to be one of this year’s inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Several people, including his mother Voletta Wallace and former collaborator Diddy, have already begun celebrating Biggie’s enormous posthumous achievement. Now, murmurings have begun about what ways the rap legend will be honored at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which is set to take place on May 2.
On Monday (Jan. 20), TMZ reported that Diddy and Biggie’s wife Faith Evans will attend the ceremony and that the Bad Boys Entertainment founder has “something up his sleeve” to honor his late friend.
The outlet writes that although “sources close to Diddy” have suggested his attendance, it’s unclear whether a Biggie tribute will materialize in the form of a performance or something else.
When Biggie’s induction was announced last week (Jan. 15), Diddy couldn’t hold back his excitement.
“Whew! Ayo I wanna share this special moment, special announcement with y’all. Biggie you did it! You did it muthafu**er! Yeah!” Diddy previously said in an Instagrammed video, while Biggie’s “Juicy” played in the background. “The Notorious B.I.G. is going to be inducted into the Rock and Roll muthafu**ing Hall of Fame.”
“We miss you king,” the clip continued. “New York stand up! Brooklyn, yeah!”
Evans reportedly told the outlet she’s “ecstatic” about Biggie’s induction and is hoping to be part of the evening’s festivities that will pay tribute to her late husband. Diddy and Evans previously collaborated on the Biggie-remembering single, “I’ll Be Missing You.”
Perhaps the most touching response to Biggie’s induction was that of his mother’s. Wallace took to Instagram last week to share her excitement.
“Brooklyn we did it!!! This is so long overdue,” she wrote on Wednesday (Jan. 15). “Thank you to everyone that helped make this happen for Christopher. Love you all.”
Along with Biggie, Whitney Houston, The Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, Nine Inch Nails and Depeche Mode will also be inducted during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony this spring.