R+B star Faith Evans has already told her eight-year-old son CHRISTOPHER JR about the brutal murder of his father Notorious BIG.

The LOVE LIKE THIS singer was widowed in March 1997, when the rotund rapper - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - was gunned down in Los Angeles.

And rather than keep the truth away from their son until he's older, Evans has decided he should get the grips with the harsh reality of his dad's death early on.

She says, "Having an extension of that legacy in my son CJ, it's a beautiful thing, just to be able to see (BIG's) legacy live on in him.

"He's fully aware that his dad was murdered. He knows that it was by a bad guy. At the age of eight, you don't necessarily go that deep with the details.

22/04/2005 02:30