Tiny Reveals What Rival The Notorious B.I.G. Said to Her Minutes Before He Died

by Jeremy Spirogis

R&B star Tameka “Tiny” Harris not too long ago did a wide-ranging interview that coated subjects together with her youth, rise to fame, and days in Xscape.

One notable spotlight got here when she was discussing Xscape’s relationship with The Notorious B.I.G., together with his well-known diss towards the group. She recalled being upset with him over the jab and the dialog they’d about it mere moments earlier than his dying.

Tameka 'Tiny' Harris and The Notorious B.I.G.
(L-R) Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and The Notorious B.I.G. | Noam Galai/Getty Images North America; Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection

What The Notorious B.I.G. mentioned about Xscape precisely

Biggie dissed the group on the tune “Just Playing (Dreams)” from his debut studio album Ready to Die (1994).

In it, the “Juicy” rapper reveals all the celebrities he’d prefer to romance — from Mariah Carey and Jasmine Guy to SWV and TLC. But when it got here to Xscape — which consisted of Tiny, Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamera Coggins-Wynn, and Tamika Scott — he rapped: “I’ll f*ck RuPaul before I f*ck them ugly-a** Xscape b*tches.”

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Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott of R&B group Xscape in 1995 | The LIFE Picture Collection through Getty Images

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The lyrics created stress between Xscape and The Notorious B.I.G.

But after the discharge of the tune, Biggie repeatedly tried to apologize for his phrases, in response to Tiny.

Speaking to VladTV in an interview revealed on Nov. 15, she recalled, “There was a couple times after the ‘Dream’ song that we had a couple shows and he would be, you know, Jermaine [Dupri] would be like, ‘Yo, Biggie wants to see y’all. He wants to talk to y’all.’ And some of the girls were like, ‘No!’”

Tiny recalled seeing Biggie once more at a Vibe celebration in March of 1997, the place he tried to apologize as soon as extra. Burruss instantly shut him down, in response to Tiny, however she selected to listen to him out.

“He basically apologized for saying that and [said] that he thought we were beautiful,” she mentioned. “He was just like, ‘I’m a ugly motherf*cker and I ain’t have no business talking about nobody.’ And we laughed and we hugged and it was all good.”

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The Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down minutes after their dialog

Host Vlad remarked that Biggie was killed roughly 30 minutes after their dialog.

“It was crazy,” Tiny continued. “And I just know for Kandi, she was like, ‘I should have said something.’ It was crazy, like, surreal. I just felt like, I was glad that I got a chance to even say anything and speak to him. You know, we got a chance to talk and you know, he got a chance to tell me how he felt. He apologized and then it was all good.”

The rapper had been leaving the celebration when an unknown individual pulled up in a automotive and fired photographs, fatally wounding him, per Rolling Stone. His homicide continues to be unsolved, on the time of this writing.

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