Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 2:07 pm
In a recent with Essence Magazine, Faith talks about the movie, Notorious
ESSENCE: Do you think the film provided an accurate portrayal of you and Biggie’s whirlwind romance and volatile marriage?
FAITH: Well, they changed some things. For example, we were together for two months before we married, not nine days. And again, the scene with Lil’ Kim, Biggie and me in the studio—I wasn’t aware of what was going on, but I would say overall they did a great job.
ESSENCE: Folk often speculated that your shotgun wedding was to help jumpstart your career, but you were working behind the scenes before B.I.G. ever came along. Will you please clear the air about that?
FAITH: Yes, I had a career before I met B.I.G. He wasn’t popular like that when we met. I never paid that much mind. We both came out the gate on Bad Boy and God aligned it that way. If we weren’t making hot records, I don’t think that would even be a discussion. People often asked me what attracted me to B.I.G and I tell them he had a certain charm that was his little activation switch to turn people on to him. He always said the right thing and always made you laugh.
ESSENCE: Overall, are you content with the film?
FAITH: I am happy. I can’t say there aren’t some discrepancies within the film because it’s not like I was a creative partner in the film. Of course, there are things that I know aren’t correct. For instance, a particular song might not have been out when a certain incident occurred. The people who are watching won’t know but those of us who lived it will. A perfect example is the one scene in the studio with me, Lil’ Kim and Biggie—I don’t remember that happening and it might have been tension between them that I was unaware of, and it happened when we were separated. I didn’t know that happened before.