Huff Post – Community board members objected to naming a corner for the late rapper Biggie Smalls because, according to some, he was a criminal, a misogynist — and too fat to be honored. CB2 member Lucy Koteen said she “looked up the rapper’s history” and read what she had learned to the full board Tuesday night. “He started selling drugs at 12, he was a school dropout at 17, he was arrested for drugs and weapons charge, he was arrested for parole violations, he was arrested in North Carolina for crack cocaine, in 1996 he was again arrested for assault, he had a violent death and physically the man is not exactly a role model for youth,” she said. “I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.” Ken Lowy, board member and owner of the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, said he did not appreciate that the rapper, whose birth name was Christopher Wallace, referred to women with derogatory names in his music.
Oh come on Brooklyn, this is Biggie Smalls we are talking about. He represented Brooklyn from the time he was born to the time he died. Not sure loved anything more than Brooklyn, and he probably got shot and died because he represented it too hard.
So get off your high horses about a few minor life details of his, because in reality, he lived the American dream. Kids should look up to him. He started from the bottom and climbed his way to the top of the rap game. And taking cheap shots at his weight? He wore that shit like a badge of honor. Fat means you can afford food, you jabronies.
You know what’s more offensive to Brooklyn? The overwhelming population of hipsters that have displaced everyone else. You guys should be embarrassed of the 5 zillion 23 year old scarf wearing dbags running around your streets who claim to be “artists”. Sure he sold drugs, but at least Biggie worked. Now your neighborhood is the fedora wearing, unemployment capital of the world.