Biggie’s Mom, Wants To ‘Slap The Daylights Out’ Of Diddy

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 10: Mother of Biggie Smalls, Voletta Wallace attends the Lincoln Center orchestral tribute to Notorious B.I.G at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on June 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Following Rolling Stone’s six-month investigation into alleged violent abuse by Sean “Diddy” Combs, Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, shared her frustrations and hopes for accountability. Wallace expressed her desire for Combs to apologize to Cassie and his mother, and she admitted she wants to “slap the daylights out of him.”

Mounting Allegations Against Diddy

Cassie Ventura, Combs’ former girlfriend, filed a sex-trafficking lawsuit against him in November 2023. The lawsuit detailed numerous instances of violent physical abuse, including a 2016 attack caught on hotel surveillance footage. Since Ventura’s allegations, five more women and one man have accused Combs of sexual assault in their own lawsuits. Combs has generally denied these claims.

“I’m sick to my stomach,” Wallace said about the multiple allegations. “I’m praying for Cassie. I’m praying for his mother. I don’t want to believe the things I’ve heard, but I’ve seen [the hotel video]. I pray that he apologizes to her.”

“I hope that I see Sean one day, and the only thing I want to do is slap the daylights out of him,” she added. “And you can quote me on that. Because I liked him. I didn’t want to believe all the awful things, but I’m so ashamed and embarrassed.”

A Pattern of Abuse

Rolling Stone’s investigation documented a pattern of alleged abuse dating back to Diddy’s time at Howard University in the late 1980s. Early Bad Boy staffers and associates recalled how Biggie viewed his label boss as a “corny executive” and considered leaving Bad Boy before his murder in 1997. Combs capitalized on the shock and sorrow over Biggie’s death, pushing his team to ensure the album “Life After Death” would top the charts.

Bad Boy’s co-founding partner, Kirk Burrowes, recalled advocating for Biggie to get the cover of Rolling Stone. “I was telling Sean, ‘Let’s make it Biggie. You still have a chance [for a cover in the future],’” Burrowes recalled. “He’s like, ‘No, he’s dead. I’m putting out [Combs’ debut album, No Way Out] in July. I need to be on the cover.’”

Wallace, devoted to promoting her son’s legacy, also believes Combs needs to make amends with his own family. “He needs to apologize to his mother,” she said. “I hope to God he sits her down, spills his guts, and apologizes to her.”

Since Homeland Security agents raided his Miami and Los Angeles homes in March 2024 as part of a federal sex trafficking investigation, Combs has kept a low profile. Asked about the looming federal investigation and six active sexual assault lawsuits, Wallace’s response was succinct: “I leave it to time.”