Police are investigating after a Notorious B.I.G. mural was vandalized in the rapper’s home borough of Brooklyn.
The mural, located on St. James Place and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill, was defaced with black paint splattered on his face and the words “East Coast” written in red spray paint.
In March, the mural was unveiled to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Christopher Wallace, also known as Biggie Smalls.
At an event on Friday, Mayor Eric Adams called the incident "unacceptable."
“Biggie is a hero to our community, and that’s darn sure not how you spread love the Brooklyn way, as Biggie would say,” Adams said. “We’re going to look into that and make sure that mural is cleaned up and repaired because this has a place there and it remains there, and we want to find the person responsible.”
According to police, the investigation is ongoing and there is no description of a suspect at this time.
Editor's note: An earlier version of the story said Adams visited the mural. He did not, and was asked about the vandalism at a separate event.