Biggie Smalls Nearly Ran Over Concert Promoter With A Bus: Report

It seems that Biggie reportedly blew off a promoter so fast that he almost ran him over while moving to the next city.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Even though Biggie Smalls died 26 years ago, stories of his character and exploits are still the stuff of legend. Moreover, fans now have new testimonies about an alleged incident during which The Notorious B.I.G. apparently almost ran a concert promoter over with his tour bus. However, it's unclear and unconfirmed whether it was actually Big in the vehicle when it sped off, but all signs point to yes. Furthermore, the news comes from former Rap-A-Lot artist and 5th Ward Juvenilez member Mr. Slimm. He revealed to the Murder Master Music Show some of the antics at a Baton Rouge show involving Biggie, Big Mike, Too $hort, and other performers.

"Biggie was outside, this is the funniest thing I tell people about Big and them," Slimm began. "Big and them used to burn off on promoters a lot. This is what happened in Baton Rouge one time. Big and them was getting ready to go on stage. I think Short had just finished his set or whatever.

Biggie Smalls Almost Hit And Ran

“As we waiting for them to come through the dressing room all of a sudden the promoter run in screaming hysterically, ‘They just tried to run me over!’" he continued. "He said he went and gave them the rest of the money — you know, you get your back end when you show up at the show. And he said when he gave them that and stepped off the bus he heard the brakes release so he goes to stand in front of the bus and they hit that gas. He had to jump out of the way.”

“That happened, I can’t remember how many shows, but it was more than one," Slimm concluded. "They was just burning off bro to the next city. They were doing it, it’s alotta artists that was doing it back in the day,” he claimed. “It had me wondering if Big was on the bus. But I did see Lil Kim, I seen Junior M.A.F.I.A. so Big had to be on the bus." Maybe it was all a big misunderstanding, but it adds to the Brooklyn legend's mystique and larger-than-life perception. Regardless, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Biggie Smalls and his legacy.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.