Diddy and Faith Evans Pay tribute to B.I.G. on 20th Anniversary of His Death
By Susan Johnes
The Notorious B.I.G. is remembered as one of the renowned artists who died at age 24 about two decades ago. Early in the month, friends and families celebrated his 20th anniversary following his unsolved-drive by shooting.
His wife, Faith Evans made the media engaged with her flow of tweets with the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG. She took advantage of the situation and promoted her new project, King and I.
A post shared by Faith Evans read, “Pre-order ‘The King & I’ now! Available May 19th. The newly recorded vocal project by Faith Evans features some well-known artists. Besides, the album has a selection of rare and unheard rhymes from the B.I.G. vault.”
Among the rappers who attended the anniversary were Sean Diddy Combs who gave out waves of tweets in honor of the late BIG. “We lost the greatest rapper of all time 20 years ago. Today we commemorate the Notorious B.I.G. #WeMissYouBIG” his tweet read.
On his Instagram handle, Diddy posted a video on Thursday in honor of his deceased friend. “Shout out to all the loved ones out there across the world,” he began. And for us, we lived 20 years of our lives without somebody who has been a big part of our lives, whose been responsible for the legend of our careers,” Diddy concluded.
Diddy continued to praise his influential long-term friend and how he fed a lot of families, made a lot of people dance, and made a lot of people feel good.
Further, he said, “We reflect on him this day because we indeed miss him. Even though time heals wounds, we cannot forget him 20 years later. I want to thank all the fans and everybody involved in praying. We admire your support.”
Diddy sent condolences to Biggie’s mom, kids, and widow Faith Evans. Additionally, he invited fans to rap their favorite Notorious B.I.G. verse using the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz supported the annual event by their tweet which read “#WeMissYouBIG, and we love you, the Deans.”
Among the rappers present to pay tribute were Trey Songz, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Dream, and Syd. Busta Rymes launched a social media campaign with his video song paying tribute to the rapper.
Since his shooting on March 9th, 1997 in Los Angeles, his fans have lived to honor the big name with their annual remembrance. He greatly influenced rappers who have since followed his footsteps in hip hop.