Evans recently released her latest album THE FIRST LADY on the EMI record label, and she's keen to distance herself from the gangster rap scene Notorious BIG was a part of.
She says, "The truth is that I am who I am and I'm better than ever.
"For everyone who thought everything was over for me when BIG died, "Ha, fooled you. I'm here.'"
Notorious BIG - real name CHRISTOPHER WALLACE - was gunned down in a drive-by shooting after getting caught up in a rap feud. He was killed six months after his rival Tupac Shakur was killed in similar circumstances in September 1996.