T’yanna Wallace, the daughter of late rapper Notorious B.I.G., has said that she is tired of being recognized only as his daughter. She added that she wants to be known for her own efforts.
The aspiring designer opened up to Page Six at the launch of her clothing line, Notoriouss.
She said: “I don’t like when people say, ‘Oh, that’s Biggie’s daughter,’ because that’s not my name. Now everybody knows Notoriouss clothing by T’yanna Wallace. I barely hear ‘Biggie’s daughter.’ I hear T’yanna first, and I like that.”
T’yanna added that she is “making a name for herself.”
She continued: “I don’t want to live off of my dad’s money. I want to make my own money. I worked in the cafeteria for a year while I attended Penn State.”
March 9 marked the anniversary of her father’s death. Biggie was in California at the time when his SUV stopped at a red light. A vehicle then pulled up alongside it, and a gunman opened fire. Biggie was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.