Lil’ Kim has released a statement voicing her displeasure at how she is portrayed in ‘Notorious’ – the new movie based on the life of the late rapper Notorious BIG.
She complains that there are many lies and false portrayals of her in the film, and that is does not reflect the true relationship between her and the late rapper.
“The film studio and producers involved were more concerned about painting me as a ‘character’ to create a more interesting story line instead of a person with talent, self-respect and who was able to achieve her own career success through hard work,” she said, according to the Associated Press.
“Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also genuine and built on great admiration and love for each other,” she continued.
“Regardless of the many lies in the movie and false portrayal of me to help carry a story line through, I will still continue to carry his legacy through my hard work and music.”
Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace meanwhile, says the film has nothing to do with Lil’ Kim, saying: “This is not a Lil’ Kim movie. This is a Christopher Wallace movie. It has nothing to do with Lil’ Kim. If she’s disappointed and upset, that is her problem.”
Notorious BIG was shot and killed in 1997. ‘Notorious’ opens in the US this weekend.
–By our New York staff.