The Notorious B.I.G. may have been a huge name in the rap game with a hardcore persona, but he was a mama’s boy. The legendary rapper climbed to the top of the hip-hop world before he was killed, and people still listen to his music over 20 years later. Not only are people still banging his tracks, but they’re also still arguing about him… including his mother and Kylie Jenner!
Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace, is not happy. She loved her son just as any good mother does, and she hates when people start to use his image in the wrong way. That’s exactly what she feels like Kylie and Kendall Jenner are doing with their new t-shirts.
In her defense, the Jenner’s did do something really weird with their new shirt designs, and the fans mostly agree with Wallace’s feelings. Wait until you lay your eyes on them.
Kendall and Kylie’s new “Vintage T-Shirts” were launched earlier this week, and they’ve been catching a lot of heat for the designs. Wallace ripped into the girls for their business decision and even said that the decision was “disrespectful and exploration at it’s worst.”
Biggie is a rap legend, and much like Tupac, people really hate when you do anything to take away from that legendary status. Having Kylie and Kendall’s faces printed out on a shirt right next to Biggie’s face definitely seems like something you probably don’t want to do.
She headed to Instagram to rant about how she felt:
“I am not sure who told [Kylie Jenner] and [Kendall Jenner] that they had the right to do this. The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploration at its worst!!!”
This was all the caption for a photo that featured the Biggie shirt with a big red “X” over it. Next to the shirt she wrote, “This product has no affiliation to The Notorious B.I.G. Estate,” and “The estate was never contacted about using the likeness of Biggie.”