Notorious Biopic Spurs Some Post-Mortem Parenting
12.16.08 by REELZ
Everybody who knew the infamous rap legend Biggie Smalls has some mixed feelings about his legacy as the story of his life gets ready to hit the big screen. None more so that his own mother Voletta Wallace, who was on set as a producer for Notorious and is played in the film by Angela Bassett. Although she thinks that it's a very good movie, the filming got her musing about how the "sweet, considerate, generous young man" she raised turned into a drug-dealing, gun-toting monster. She says:
"Do I love the monster? No. But I love my son. Love you don't change. My love is still here for my son. But his behavior? Thank God he's not here because I would slap the daylights out of him."
Also on set was her grandson, who is playing his father as a young man, and he has no doubt had a watchful eye out for his grandmother as well.