They’re back… again! Less than 24 hours after Sean P. Diddy Combs gave a heartfelt speech about losing his friend and former Bad Boy Records client, The Notorious B.I.G at Sunday night’s (May 21) 2017 Billboard Music Awards on what would’ve been the rapper’s 45th birthday, TMZ reports that the actors playing 2Pac and B.I.G. in the upcoming All Eyez On Me biopic will be wearing actual replicas of the dueling East Coast/West Coast rappers’ clothes.
According to TMZ, April Walker, who designed for both 2Pac and Biggie in their 90s heydays and is the founder and owner of Walker Wear, has unearthed some of her original patterns to remake exact replicas of the rappers clothes. “We’re told April had to remake 2 costumes for the biopic using patterns she saved from back in the day,” TMZ reports. “One of them is the yellow Walker Wear vest Tupac rocked in Above the Rim, and the other is a track suit she custom made for Big.”
Billboard has reached out to April Walker for comment.