[artist id="934"]Lil’ Kim[/artist] is slamming the [artist id="13432"]Biggie[/artist] biopic, [movie id="360770"]“Notorious,”[/movie] yet again.
The Brooklyn rapper has been chatty about the project, and previously singled out [news id="1603801"]Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace[/news], and [news id="1602360"]ex-wife Faith Evans[/news] for attempting to portray her in a negative light in the film. She was also critical of the movie’s screenwriters and said it was “fishy” that she had been left out of the decision-making process.
Now, in a new interview with RapRadar.com, Kim said that Biggie often talks to her in her dreams, and she claimed the legendary rapper is unhappy about the project as well.
“I’m a very spiritual person and he’s come to me many times in my dreams,” she said. “But I don’t think he’s happy at all, at all! Because Ms. Wallace doesn’t know Biggie at all and she barely knows Christopher, if you know what I mean. At all! And I was around. Even before he blew up so crazy, so I know how he felt about his mom. And Biggie was so much more than what they put him out to be in that movie. And to be honest with you, I know for a fact he’s not happy. He’s not satisfied at all. At all. And regardless of the fact, everybody who is involved in this movie, he has love for. Everybody. But at the end of the day, he knows who’s who and what’s what. Believe that. And let me tell you something, the way he’s feeling is going to come out later. You’re going to see who he really loved and the ones that’s standing up for him the right way is the ones representing him the right way.”
Her comments are the latest remarks in what was a continuing back-and-forth between the Queen Bee and Diddy, Ms. Wallace and Evans. [news id="1603935"]Evans downplayed Kim’s claims[/news], while Diddy and Ms. Wallace took opposing positions. Diddy said he understood Kim’s feelings.
One of the film’s screenwriters, [news id="1602529"]Reggie Rock Bythewood, told MTV News in January[/news] that Kim had the opportunity to contribute to her character. Bythewood said he spoke with the rapper and together they worked out the nuances of Kim’s role in the film.
“Much of what she told me went directly into my next draft,” Bythewood said in an e-mail. He also said Kim may have seen a rough draft of the film’s script that made her upset.
Another rumored point of contention between Kim and the “Notorious” camp was the [news id="1602250"]casting of Naturi Naughton[/news] to play the sexed-up rapper. False reports claimed Kim was interested in having Christina Milian portray her in the film. Kim, however, denied that claim.
She said instead she would have conducted an open-wide call.
“I wouldn’t have picked a known actress,” Kim said. “I would’ve went to Brooklyn [and] had a casting call, to be honest with you. Because there is nobody who could’ve pulled off that Lil’ Kim/ Brooklyn feeling besides a Brooklyn girl who grew up in Brooklyn and knows what that’s like. That’s what I would’ve done.”
MTV News’ calls to Kim’s manager for comment had not been returned at press time.