Community Board Claims Notorious B.I.G. Was Too Fat and Violent to Have a Street Named After Him

Posted: October 17, 2013 in Notorious B.I.G., RIP

1265599_10151979435871454_939487259_o A proposal to name the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Brooklyn after the late Biggie Smalls has stirred up controversy, after a community board member recently made a slightly disrespectful opposing argument.

Board member Lucy Koteen spoke at a meeting, telling the audience she had looked up Big’s history and was shocked at what she found.

“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,” said Koteen. “I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.”

Well, then. It seems a little ridiculous to deny Biggie the honor because he was overweight, and to hold his criminal past against him seems counterproductive. After all, we’ve seemingly forgiven Jay Z for his past.

The proposal is held up because councilwoman Letitia James hasn’t given her support yet, and it likely won’t go through until she does.


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