Biggie may have been gone for 26 years but his legacy lives on, and a new story has come to light about how he once allegedly tried to run over a promoter — with a bus.
In a recent episode of the Murder Master Music Show, former Rap-A-Lot artist Mr. Slimm of 5th Ward Juvenilez recalled the shenanigans he claimed he witnessed following a performance in Baton Rouge The Notorious B.I.G., Big Mike, Too $hort and others.
“Biggie was outside, this is the funniest thing I tell people about Big and them. Big and them used to burn off on promoters a lot. This is what happened in Baton Rouge one time. Big and them was getting ready to go on stage. I think Short had just finished his set or whatever,” Slimm began.
“As we waiting for them to come through the dressing room all of a sudden the promoter run in screaming hysterically, ‘They just tried to run me over!’ He said he went and gave them the rest of the money — you know, you get your back end when you show up at the show. And he said when he gave them that and stepped off the bus he heard the brakes release so he goes to stand in front of the bus and they hit that gas. He had to jump out of the way.”
According to Slimm, Biggie allegedly burned more than one promoter on tour — and it was supposedly considered the norm.
“That happened, I can’t remember how many shows, but it was more than one. They was just burning off bro to the next city. They were doing it, it’s alotta artists that was doing it back in the day,” he claimed. “It had me wondering if Big was on the bus. But I did see Lil Kim, I seen Junior M.A.F.I.A. so Big had to be on the bus.”
Earlier this year, the late rapper was honored with a limited edition Air Jordan Sneaker to commemorate Hip Hop’s 50th birthday.
The sleek new sneakers were unveiled on the legendary rapper’s official Instagram page as a collaborative effort between the staple shoe brand and The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation. The Christopher Wallace Air Jordan XIII’s were available for auction, with bidding starting at $1.
Once the Sotheby’s auction closed on February 3, each of the 23 pairs sold, with the highest bid seeing a 9.5 and 10.5 go for $32,760 each.
Proceeds from the auction were used to “benefit the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, which aims to empower inner city youth with educational learning instruments, sponsorships, grants and community-based mentorship programs and campaigns, all in line with its motto, Think B.I.G. ‘Books Instead of Guns.'”
The specific colorway of MJ’s 13th signature shoe was created in 2017 on Biggie’s 45th birthday but was kept under wraps until this year.