T’yanna Wallace is making a name for herself. In an interview with the New York Post, the 26-year-old daughter of the Notorious B.I.G. talked about stepping out of the shadow of her famous father.
“I don’t like when people say, ‘Oh, that’s Biggie’s daughter,’ because that’s not my name,” Wallace shared during the runway show for her Notoriouss clothing line earlier in the week. “Now everybody knows Notoriouss clothing by T’yanna Wallace. I barely hear ‘Biggie’s daughter.’ I hear T’yanna first, and I like that.
That being said, Wallace’s Notoriouss Clothing Boutique and fashion line, obviously pay homage to the hip-hop legend. The Brooklyn-based boutique also features several images of her father hanging on the walls, and the fashion show paid tribute to Biggie.
“I don’t want to live off of my dad’s money. I want to make my own money,” added Wallace who pointed out that she worked in the cafeteria for a year while attending Penn State.
Wallace was just a toddler when her father was gunned down in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. Her younger brother, C.J. (Biggie’s son with Faith Evans) was five months at the time of the rapper’s murder. Brother and sister have a close bond and continue to celebrate the memory of their late father who is among the posthumous inductees into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.