I went to see 'Sid and Nancy' when it came out. No one was killed afterward. I went to see La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips. No one was killed afterward.
4 STABBED AT BROOKLYN 'BIGGIE' PARTY
By LORENA MONGELLI, JOHN DOYLE ADAM NICHOLS
January 17, 2009
A party celebrating the release of a movie about the life of Biggie Smalls ended with four people being stabbed in the rapper's home borough today, cops said.
The men were hurt around 3:25 a.m. at the event in Canarsie's Djumbala Club, on 1370 Ralph Avenue, which was billed as the "official afterparty" for the movie "Notorious."
The film opened across the country on Friday.
Three of the men were described as in stable condition in Brookdale Hospital. The fourth was in critical condition after being stabbed several times.
A spokesman for movie production company Fox Searchlight Pictures said today, "It's an unfortunate and isolated incident, but there is no connection to the filmmakers or the studio."
Biggie Smalls - whose real name was Christopher Wallace - grew up in Ft. Greene. He was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997, and his killer has not been caught.
Cynthia Cotto, 45, whose two nephews, Rob Davis, 21, and his brother Chris, 18, were among the injured, claims the club was letting in underage customers and failing to check them for weapons.
"The bouncers weren't doing their job," she said.
"These boys were just there to have a good time, and then this happened," said Michelle Anderson, who wouldn't name her 19-year-old son but said he was one of those hurt.