R&B songstress Faith Evans has a new CD Incomparable, out now. After leaving R&B Divas, the TV One reality show she created, behind, she’s been able to get back to what she does best – sing. She and collaborator Missy Elliot worked on the first single “I Deserve It,” which will remind you of the 90’s hits that got her to where she is today.
The First Lady of Bad Boy says that despite the success she’s had on her own, she doesn’t mind that her history will always be linked with that of her husband, the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.
“I’m blessed to have been a part of his life and vice versa,” Evans told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “I’m co-executor of his estate with his mom, I have his son, so it’s not something that I’m ever going to get away from. I mean, we lost him early but so much happened in such a little bit of time. But the history and the memories…it’s not going to change the fact that he was a huge part of my life.”
Evans says that portrayals of Biggie, most notably in the movie Notorious, were pretty accurate.
“The movie was based on a book based on interviews with people who knew him well. For the most part, the situations that I was involved in were pretty accurate. One thing that I’m sure was just a cinematic twist, when I came in the hotel room to do whatever, the girl wasn’t a Caucasian girl.”
Evans says she’s been approached to do a movie based on her memoir, Keep The Faith, which she said was surprisingly easy to write.
“I don’t think it was as difficult as people say it was. The young lady that I collaborated with [writer Aliya S. King, now Ebony entertainment editor] was from New Jersey and I feel like she got it and she got me,” Evans says. “We were both pregnant so we just started having conversations and certain things I would tell her everything and I told her it wasn’t my place to tell someone else’s story so let’s just make this tactfully honest.”
Incomparable is in stores today.
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