Today in LES History: Biggie is Arrested for Assault Outside the Palladium

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 at 8:10 am by
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1996 – reports surfaced that rapper Notorious B.I.G. (aka Chris Wallace) and his friend Damian Butler were arrested for assaulting two autograph seekers after a performance by Faith Evans (Biggie’s then-wife) outside the former Palladium night club, 126 East 14th Street.

The fans “had words” with the rapper before heading off in a cab. Biggie followed in his car, and when traffic halted by 16th Street, knocked out the taxi’s windows.

Today in LES History is compiled by Lower East Side History Project, an award-winning non-profit organization which offers research, consulting and daily public and private walking tours. See the full schedule here: http://leshp.org.

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