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No, This Viral Photo of Kurt Cobain Chilling with Biggie Smalls Isn’t Real

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You may have seen a viral photo floating around that appears to show Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain hanging out with rapper Biggie Smalls a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G. Several celebrities have posted it to Instagram:

Where has this picture been all my life? #BIGxCOBAIN #regram

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Today, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselić‏ weighed in on the photo, facetiously claiming that the photo is real, and that the hand clutching a pack of Winston Selects (on the bottom right of the above photo) is the hand of Tupac Shakur:

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Sadly, the photo is a fake and Novoselić‏ was kidding. For proof, check out the original, un-altered image below. It reveals that 1) Biggie and his carseat (which look to be of an entirely different make and model) were Photoshopped into this photo and 2) the pack of cigarettes belongs to Nirvana guitarist Pat Smear.

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Some things are just too good to be true.

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