Notorious B.I.G. Musical ‘Ready To Die’ Faces Legal Backlash

The playwright and producer of "Ready To Die" are stepping into some serious legal hot water...

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Who steals $800 in books? The playwright and producer of an upcoming musical about the life of Notorious B.I.G., that's who. But more importantly, Alfred "Paper Love" Green and Raheim Pope are running afoul of cease-and-desist orders on the production, entitled "Ready 2 Die."

“Please note that this is an unauthorized play. Our firm has previously sent a cease and desist notice and any association with the Estate of Christopher Wallace or Notorious B.I.G. are unauthorized,” stated a rep from the slain rapper's estate. Green and Pope, the respective writer and producer of "Ready 2 Die," have reportedly been ignoring the four-month-old cease-and-desist order, which was issued following a casting call for their show.

The musical has yet to open, despite its initial scheduled opening for March of 2012. As for those stolen books, the less-than-dynamic duo face larceny charges after police said they were spotted taking hundreds of dollars worth of books from the store at 1076 Post Road East and fleeing without paying.

Officers dispatched to investigate the report found the suspects, and determined that books valued at $868 found in a nearby Jaguar with Georgia license plates had been taken from the store by the men, police said.