These are not my words nor my opinion but there are some pissed Brooklyn community board members who do not think NOTORIOUS B.I.G deserves a street in Brooklyn named after him. The Grio reports that the members believe his words were offensive about women and that Biggie was nothing but a criminal, a misogynist, and apparently was too overweight to receive a street named in his honor.
Lucy Koteen, a CB2 member, did some independent research on the rap legend and claims the man born Christopher Wallace isn’t worthy of having any association with his native New York borough.
“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,” Koteen said in board meeting this past Tuesday. “I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.”
Fellow board member Ken Lowy echoed Koteen’s statements and argued Biggie’s music was too disrespectful towards women.
The proposed placement of “Christopher Wallace Way” would be at the corner of Fulton Street and St. James Place in Brooklyn, and LeRoy McCarthy, the man behind the Biggie petition, expressed his dissatisfaction after the meeting,
I think Biggie deserves a street, do you ?? Please lets hear your voice because these people are going to petition against BIGGIE getting a street.