Notorious B.I.G. gets waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds

Actor who will play Biggie in biopic is close to being cast

Notorious B.I.G. gets waxwork figure at Madame Tussauds
A wax figure of late rapper Notorious BIG was unveiled yesterday at Madame Tussauds in New York City.

A choir from Brooklyn High School For The Arts sang the P Diddy cover of The Police track 'I’ll Be Missing You’ during the ceremony, which was attended by the rapper's mum, Voletta Wallace.

Speaking to MTV at the ceremony, Wallace revealed the ceremony was bittersweet.

“I'm a little emotional, 'cause I feel that that statue over there looks very much like my son. I wish it was real, I wish it was breathing. I'm extremely emotional. But at the same time I'm happy that Madame Tussauds has honoured him and made a statue for the world to see.”

Biggie, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in 1997 when he was just 24 years old.

As previously reported, a movie about his life is in the works and the casting process has now reportedly been reduced to just four contenders to play the slain rapper.

--By our New York staff.
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