AceShowbiz - T'yanna Wallace wants people to start seeing her as more than the daughter of late rapper Notorious B.I.G.. In a new interview, she ranted about the matter and expressed her desire to make a name of herself.
Speaking to Page Six at the launch of her clothing line Notoriouss, the aspiring designer revealed how everyone associated her clothing line to his deceased father more than to her, much to her dismay. "I don't like when people say, 'Oh, that's Biggie's daughter,' because that's not my name," she admitted.
Fortunately, it was all in the past. "Now everybody knows Notoriouss clothing by T'yanna Wallace. I barely hear 'Biggie's daughter.' I hear T'yanna first, and I like that," she shared.
T'yanna told the outlet that she wanted to be known as herself and make "a name for myself." She went on saying, "I don't want to live off of my dad's money. U want to make my own money. I worked in the cafetaria for a year while I attended Penn State."
T'yanna was fresh off her succcessful first fashion show which was held on Tuesday, March 10. Sharing the huge moment on her Instagram account, she wrote, "My first fashion show was a success. Thank you @alyiv & @chasitycoxpr for dealing with my crazy a** these last months putting this together. We created something special last night and I'm super proud of us!"
"Thank you to all my models, staff, family, @jaycritch & @casanova_2x for my making this night amazing!" she added in the caption alongside some snaps taken at the event. "Can't wait til my next show!"
Born Christopher George Latore Wallace, Biggie was killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. His autopsy, showed that only the final shot was fatal as it entered through his right hip and struck his colon, liver, heart and left lung before stopping in his left shoulder. He, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time, was only 24 when he was killed.