Biggie Smalls’ widow R&B star Faith Evans revealed in an interview that a hologram of the late rapper was in the works when she told Dame Dash Radio Show, “We actually are in development with a hologram, but I don’t necessarily know to what extent I’m gonna perform with it. But I want to debut it in the first video for the album, and maybe use it a little bit performing live.”
Hologram USA, the company behind holograms of artists like Tupac Shakur, Whitney Houston, and Patsy Cline confirmed to EW that a Biggie Smalls hologram was certainly a possibility.
“Hologram USA has been in talks with representatives of Biggie Smalls,” a Hologram USA spokesperson tells EW, “but we’re unable to announce plans at this time.”
Holograms of late celebrities popularized when Hologram USA launched the Tupac image during Coachella in 2012. Since then, these holograms have been promised to perform on their own. When announcing Houston’s likeness, Hologram USA CEO Alki David said in a statement, “We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry […]I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney’s amazing artistry.”