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Faith Evans "Upset" About Involvement in Lifetime's "Hopelessly in Love" Series
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The singer says she has no need to "open old wounds" regarding her past relationship with The Notorious B.I.G.
On the heels of its Surviving R. Kelly series, the Lifetime Network has another controversial project in the works. The new series, Hopelessly in Love, will premiere later this winter. One of the first featured couples will be Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G. However, Evans doesn't seem to be happy with the show's production.
"I feel upset that I'm attached to it," the singer reportedly told Page Six. "I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background. It wasn't pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place."
In one of the show's trailers, which will air January 10, a narrator describes their relationship as "the most controversial love story in hip-hop history." The narrator promises that Evans was "ready to confront her pain and revisit the most intimate moments of their relationship," including Biggie's ongoing affairs with Lil' Kim and Charli Baltimore as well as the beef that led to Biggie's death.
"I am beyond that," Evans said, "and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G...The Tupac stuff, the different women--how many times are people going to talk about that? It was supposed to be a love story," she said, "and it turns into cheating and [Lil'] Kim. We've come so far past that."
Additionally, according to Evans, Biggie's mom also has an issue with the series. "Ms. Wallace is pissed," she said. "Everyone was blindsided. She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light. He's nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This [documentary] is taking steps back."
H/T: The Grio
SOURCE: Page Six