Fans were more than puzzled yesterday when the playwright and producer of an upcoming musical about the life of the late Notorious B.I.G. titled “Ready 2 Die” were arrested for stealing more than $800 worth of books. Now, in a recent report from AllHipHop, the estate of the deceased Brooklyn legend denies any involvement with the theatrical production.
Biggie’s estate says it has no involvement whatsoever with the rumored musical or its respective writer and producer, Alfred “Paper Love” Green and Raheim Pope. Furthermore, the estate added that it has sent a cease and desist to the production after they held an unofficial casting call back in March.
“Please note that this is an unauthorized play. Our firm has previously sent a cease and desist notice and any association with the Estate of Christopher Wallace or Notorious B.I.G. are unauthorized,” a rep from the estate explained. “There is no connection or association between the Estate of Notorious B.I.G. and Alfred Green and Raheim Pope.”
As previously mentioned, Green and Pope were arrested yesterday for stealing $868 work of books from a Barnes and Noble, including 50 Shades of Grey and R. Kelly’s biography The Diary of Me. Both face fifth degree larceny charges, among others.