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Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction
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Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder has sold at auction for $594,750 in New York. The crown headlined Sotheby's first-ever sale devoted to hip-hop that featured more than 120 lots including jewelry, art and other ephemera of the genre born in the Bronx. The crown was worn by The Notorious B.I.G. - famous for hits including Juicy, Big Poppa and Hypnotize - during his last recorded photoshoot in 1997, just three days before his shock murder in Los Angeles. The photographer Barron Claiborne, who took the now immortal image of the artist born Christopher Wallace, put the rap artifact up for sale. It sold for almost double its pre-sale high estimate of $300,000. It's quite a sum for a crown made of plastic that Sean "Diddy" Co...
Notorious B.I.G.’s Daughter, T’yanna Wallace Says She’s Tired of Being Known Only as her Popular Father’s Daughter
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Notorious B.I.G.’s Daughter, T’yanna Wallace Says She’s Tired of Being Known Only as her Popular Father’s Daughter

T'yanna Wallace, the daughter of late rapper Notorious B.I.G., has said that she is tired of being recognized only as his daughter. She added that she wants to be known for her own efforts. The aspiring designer opened up to Page Six at the launch of her clothing line, Notoriouss. She said: "I don't like when people say, 'Oh, that's Biggie's daughter,' because that's not my name. Now everybody knows Notoriouss clothing by T'yanna Wallace. I barely hear 'Biggie's daughter.' I hear T'yanna first, and I like that."   T'yanna added that she is "making a name for myself." She continued: "I don't want to live off of my dad's money. I want to make my own money. I worked in the cafeteria for a year while I attended Penn State." March 9 marked the anniversary of her fathe...
Here’s The Heartbreaking Way Faith Evans Found Out The Notorious B.I.G. Was Cheating On Her With Charli Baltimore
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Here’s The Heartbreaking Way Faith Evans Found Out The Notorious B.I.G. Was Cheating On Her With Charli Baltimore

You are probably aware of the romantic relationship between The Notorious B.I.G. and Lil’ Kim. Yes, the love triangle which also involved Faith Evans got really messy. In fact, the “You Used To Love Me” hitmaker spoke about it on an episode of Lifetime’s docuseries Hopelessly In Love. Surprisingly, she also touched on another of Biggie’s love interest whom you probably didn’t even know was warming his bed ‘under g’ (Charli Baltimore) . Infidelity rocked Faith’s marriage though there was also good times. If you recall, Faith and Biggie first met at a Bad Boy Records photo shoot in 1994 and she was charmed. He fought to get her phone number and didn’t ask her. Instead, he declared that one day “I’m gonna marry you.” They literally tied the knot days after their first meeting. Before then,...
Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley Paints Obama’s Official Portrait
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Nigeria’s Kehinde Wiley Paints Obama’s Official Portrait

40 year-old New York-based artist, Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of former United States President, Barack Obama, has finally been unveiled. Obama’s portrait was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery alongside that of former first lady Michelle Obama. The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The gallery has a complete collection of presidential portraits. “How about that? That’s pretty sharp,” said Obama, who described the art as “extraordinary”. He said: “It’s my great honor to be here. It means so much to us.” Kehinde Wiley, born to a Nigerian father and an African American mother, is world-renowned for his portraits of young black men adorned in the latest in hip-hop street style. The artist has painted portraits of infl...