Courtesy of LifetimeFaith Evans is “not happy” about a forthcoming Lifetime documentary that chronicles the relationship between her and late husband Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.
In an interview with Page Six, Evans says she was lied to about what the doc, Biggie and Faith Evans, would focus on.
“I feel upset that I’m attached to it,” she said. “I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background. 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 aka the Notorious B.I.G.”
Described as “the most controversial love story in hip-hop history”, the episode is part of Lifetime’s Hopelessly in Love series. It follows the couple’s engagement and marriage, Biggie’s affairs with Lil’ Kim and Charli Baltimore, and the East Coast/West Coast rivalry that led to the deaths of both Biggie and Tupac.
Evans says the doc is focusing on rehashing old news.
“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,” she said. “We’ve come so far past that. [Lifetime’s] all about drama.”
Evans isn’t the only one who’s upset with Lifetime, either.
“[Biggie’s mother] Ms. Wallace is pi**ed. Everyone was blindsided,” Evans said. “She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light…This [doc] is taking steps backward.”
“I would never do business I’m not proud of at this point in my career,” she continued. “I’m not happy.”
Biggie and Faith Evans airs January 10 at 9 p.m. ET.
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