Christopher C.J. Wallace, the son of Biggie Smalls and Faith Evans, is embarking on an acting career.
Unbeknownst to many however, the 14-year-old wasn’t enthusiastic about playing a younger version of his dad in the 2009 film “Notorious”, in fact he didn’t want to do it at all.
The child star recently sat down with AOL’s BVX to speak on the role and says he was coerced by his grandma Voletta Wallace to take it.
“Acting just came randomly. I wasn’t even into it at first. When I did ‘Notorious,’ my grandma, Ms. [Voletta] Wallace, she told me that I should come in and read for the part as my father.
Honestly, I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it because it seemed so likely for me to do it, like Biggie’s son is going to play Biggie.
After I had my acting coach and really read through it, I started to find out things that I didn’t know about him. Then I took more of an interest into it. It was actually fun, going out to New York, living like him, going into his old apartment, doing what he did. It was cool.”
The up and coming child star also added that he doesn’t plan on following in his father’s rapping footsteps because he’s “definitely not up to where his father was.”
MORE HIP-HOP WIRED NEWS AND VIDEO
Dr. Steve Perry Gives Advice To Obama, Talks Bill Cosby & Russell Simmons Beef And New Book
Top 10 Chris Brown Songs
“Fast Five” Opens Today: Tyrese Talks Working With Vin Diesel, The Rock & The Successful Movie Franchise
T.I.’s Producer Kevin “Khao” Cates Discusses Working With Megan Good On New Film “Video Girl” [Video]
Jamaican Cottage Owner Blasts Black Americans, Sparking Twitter Outrage
Tekashi 6ix9ine Gay Rumors Run Rampant After Rapper "Kisses" Mexican Band Singer
Janelle Monáe Covers Latest Issue Of Rolling Stone
The Nerve: Shaun King Seeks Help Paying For Medical Procedures, Receipts Twitter Attacks
Offset Shares Footage Of Him Appreciating Cardi B's Cakes
The Thirst Is Real: Twitter Asking Ice Spice "Where Yo Mom At?" After Photo of Her Momma Goes Viral
Baes & Baddies: Temptress Celebrates Body Positivity Beautifully & Boldly
Ms Jacky Oh, Romantic Partner Of DC Young Fly, Reportedly Has Died