Shaq's Newest Biggie-Inspired Artwork Showing The Rapper Shooting Himself In The Head Set His Comments Off

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Shaquille O'Neal attends AOL Build to discuss his collaboration with Toys For Tots at AOL HQ on December 6, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Shaq's Newest Biggie-Inspired Artwork Showing The Rapper Shooting Himself In The Head Set His Comments Off

Some found the image uncool while others pointed out it's rap history.

Published February 26th

Shaquille O'Neal recently shared a new piece of Biggie Smalls-inspired artwork he was gifted, and the image appeared to have extremely mixed reviews. 

The art, painted by Philadelphia-based artist Justin Wadlington, features an all-black image of Biggie holding a golden gun to his head with a colorful paint splatter coming from the back of his head. 

Some people who saw the image found it to be disturbing and in poor taste, considering Biggie was killed by a bullet.

"Why TF is there a gun pointed at Biggies head. Nah... @shaq this is no," said one Instagram user. 

"Don’t like it...the fact biggie was killed by a gun and the picture shows him getting shot in the head with a gun...not feeling it at all," commented another user.

However, the negatives reviews of the painting were soon met by a lesson in Biggie's record history. 

"This painting pays homage to Biggies 'Suicidal Thoughts.' Y’all lackin. Uncultured," wrote one Instagram user in response. 

"Suicidal Thoughts" was a popular song off Biggie's 1994 album, Ready to Die. Although the image portrays a graphic display, many believed it beautifully captured the lyrics of the song. 

"One of the Dopest pics I have ever seen of B.I.G.... I like the colorful expressions... it reminds me that we lost more than a person but a artistic genius. Well done!!" said one Instagram user. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage/Getty)

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