Ahead of yet another Lifetime docu-series offering titled Hopelessly in Love, which will chronicle the love story of Bad Boy’s R&B first lady, Faith Evans (maritally Faith Jordan), and the late Notorious B.I.G., it appears she’s not too happy with the mini-series.
According to Page Six, the R&B songstress said that she was duped in the upcoming episode, titled “Biggie and Faith Evans,” which she says takes a negative spin on a rather important history.
“I feel upset that I’m attached to it,” she said, “I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background.”
Evans said that the final cut of the “sensational” documentary did not follow the storyline she was informed about initially. “It wasn’t pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place,” she said. “I am beyond that and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. the Notorious B.I.G.”
Airing on Friday (Jan. 10), the trailer for the episode presents that Evans is ready to confront her pain about the truth regarding her former husband’s infidelity with Lil’ Kim and Charli Baltimore. Page Six also reports that the episode intends to “revisit the most intimate moments of [her and Biggie’s] relationship, their whirlwind engagement, and the East Coast-West Coast rivalry.”
As co-administrator of her late husband’s estate, Evans alleges that the documentary has produced edited archival clips to resurface and sensationalize old drama. She also stated that Big’s mother, Voletta Wallace, is just as heated about the matter.
“Ms. Wallace is pissed. Everyone was blindsided. She has worked hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light,” she said, “This [doc] is taking steps backward.” Evans made it clear that she would not help promote the episode in any way and would never participate in something that would reflect negatively on her career.
Currently, Lifetime has yet to comment on the controversial documentary episode, Page Six reports.
See the the trailer in question below:
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