So you know that epic picture of The Notorious B.I.G. posted up with Kurt Cobain that’s been spreading around the internet? Yeah, turns out it’s completely fake. As cool as it is to imagine these the two mid-1990s icons posted up together, the would-be legendary photo is just a decent Photoshop job.
When asked about whether the photo was real, Nirvana member Krist Novoselić simply continued the momentum of the rumor, claiming the pack of cigarettes-clasping hands in the photo belonged to Tupac Shakur. Of course, this was simply a joke.
As Spin pointed out, one Twitter user revealed the original photo of Cobain, and in the picture, we can clearly see that Biggie isn’t present, and the guy with the pack of smokes is actually guitarist and Germs member Pat Smear instead of Tupac. Welp.
— Steve Brayne (@SteveBrayne1) May 14, 2017
It’s a shame the picture’s fake, because it’s pretty sick. Biggie, whose vocals will appear on a duet album with Faith Evans this Friday, had a nearly unmatchable knack for looking cool and as we said before, they’re both icons. There’s a reason A$AP Ferg wrote, “Hands down the best picture I ever seen in my life,” when he uploaded the picture to his Instagram account last month.
It's real, but has been cropped. The person holding the pack of smokes is Tupac. https://t.co/K4dDEnQCgJ
— Krist Novoselić (@KristNovoselic) May 14, 2017
You can peep Ferg’s upload, a tweet from the person who unraveled the mystery behind the photo and Novoselić’s joke perpetuating the rumor below. It’s all pretty gold.