Faith Evans is regretting her decision to appear in a forthcoming episode of the Lifetime docuseries Hopelessly in Love. Evans speaks about her marriage to Notorious B.I.G. in the unscripted series, which tackles three infamous celebrity relationships.
Evans believes that the doc “sensationalized” her love story by using edited footage to open old wounds, and rehash old beef. She claims to have been was misled about the premise of the series. “I feel upset that I’m attached to it,” Evans told the New York Post. “I was told that it would be a positive piece with a little more of my personal background. It wasn’t pitched to me as a story rehashing the sensationalized events that took place.
“I am beyond that and have no need to open old wounds, damage repaired relationships and, above all, soil the legacy of Christopher Wallace a .k.a the Notorious B.I.G.”
The episode is touted as the “most controversial love story in hip-hop history,” and touches on everything from infidelity, to the Biggie and Tupac rivalry.
“The Tupac stuff, the different women — how many times are people going to talk about that? It was supposed to be a love story, and it turns into cheating and [Lil’] Kim. We’ve come so far past that. [Lifetime’s] all about drama.”
Evans noted that Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, is also “pissed” about the doc. “Everyone was blindsided. She has worked very hard for his legacy to be acknowledged in a more positive light. He’s nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. This [doc] is taking steps backward.”
Needless to says, the R&B singer won’t be promoting the show on social media. “It’s about my morals,” said Evans. “I would never do business I’m not proud of at this point in my career. I’m not happy.”
The episode airs on Friday, Jan. 10 at 9p.m. EST/PST.