Slain rapper NOTORIOUS B.I.G. was a secret softy whose mum called him Crissy-Poo behind closed doors.
The star - immortalised in new biopic Notorious - faced the world as a tough, hard-talking hip hop star.
But his mother Voletta Wallace insists he was a different person in her Brooklyn, New York family home.
Voletta tells the New York Post, "When he was small he loved Winnie The Pooh, so I combined his name with it. He didn't want me calling him that, especially when I was doing an interview with a magazine. He didn't want people to see that side of him. He had an image to maintain."
The rapper - real name Christopher Wallace - was shot dead in Los Angeles in 1997.