Widely known as the mother of the late rap icon The Notorious B.I.G. In March 2017, she was interviewed exclusively for London's DailyMail newspaper, and claimed she knew who murdered her son. Her article achieved viral status, and was shared thousands of times.
Her son rose to widespread prominence in the 1990s New York City rap scene. His 1994 debut album Ready to Die earned him international acclaim.
She produced the 2009 biographical film about her son's life Notorious, and visited set almost every day. She worked as a preschool teacher during her son's childhood.
Her grandson is actor Christopher Jordan Wallace, who appeared in the 2010 film Everything Must Go.
She frequently met with Jamal Woolard, who portrayed her son in the 2009 film Notorious, during the making of the film.