A Brooklyn community meeting this week found that committee members strongly objecting to a recent petition to rename the corner of St. James Place and Fulton Place to Christopher Wallace Way, in honor of the legendary late rapper Notorious B.I.G., who grew up there.
“He started selling drugs at 12, he was a school dropout at 17, he was arrested for drugs and weapons charge,” railed Brooklyn Community Board No. 2 member Lucy Koteen during the October 15th meeting, DNAInfo New York reports. “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. I don’t see how this guy was a role model and frankly it offends me.”
Another board member and local business owner, Kenn Lowy, also chimed in, stating his disapproval at Biggie’s use of derogatory terms for women in his song lyrics.