Fans of late hip hop legend Christopher Wallace a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G./Biggie Smalls reportedly swapped Brooklyn subway stations on Saturday with long lines in hopes of snagging a limited edition Biggie MetroCard.
The MTA, in partnership with Rhino Entertainment, loaded four Brooklyn subway station MetroCard vending machines with the limited edition cards honoring the Bed-Stuy born rapper on what would have been his 50th birthday on Saturday. Only 50,000 cards are available. Several people on social media said they waited in line for hours to buy the card.
The MetroCards feature a portrait of the Notorious B.I.G on the reverse side and were made available for purchase starting 12:01am on Saturday on a first come, first serve basis. The cards are only available in vending machines in Central Brooklyn at the Lafayette Ave., Clinton-Washington Ave. (C line), Clinton-Washington Ave. (G line) and Atlantic Ave. – Barclays Ctr. subway stations.