On this date in 1997, The Infamous B.I.G. was booed on stage earlier than presenting the award for Greatest R&B Soul Single Feminine on the 1997 Soul Practice Music Awards.
The viewers in Los Angeles wasn’t too pleasant in direction of Biggie, primarily since his then-rival Tupac Shakur was simply shot and killed in Las Vegas six months earlier. Huge gave a cynical “What’s up, Cali?” because the boos and jeers grew louder and extra intense.
Biggie was killed a bit greater than a day later in a drive-by capturing after leaving the Vibe Journal Soul Practice Awards after-party. Biggie’s sudden homicide proved that Tupac’s homicide the yr prior was greater than a random capturing and that the East Coast vs. West Coast beef was greater than only a rap beef between two former associates.