Diddy Denies Being Malicious To Any Former Bad Boy Artists

Diddy on Vibe Sept 2010Throughout his history in the music biz, Diddy name has been synonymous with success. However, despite how many songs he’s turned into hits for his artists, there’s a perception among fans and industry types that label him a dirty business man.

If you remember … there’s been several publicized disagreements between the hip-hop mogul and some of his former artists. There was the long-winded dispute between him and The Lox, who accused him of holding onto a large percentage of their royalties although they were no longer signed to Bad Boy, or Shyne who accused him of turning his back after he got 10 years in prison … or several other stories from forgotten artists like Black Rob and G. Dep to Carl Thomas and Mase.

Whatever you think of Diddy and his business tactics, he recently decided to clear the air on the topic in the August/September issue of VIBE, which he covers alongside Dirty Money, Janelle Monae and Rick Ross.

In the cover story, he claims that he’s never been malicious toward any of his artists … nor do they have any proof that he has.

This is a snippet of the interview, posted via RapRadar.com:

… There’s an off perception that needs to be addressed about me that I have ever robbed somebody or mistreated somebody. Or tried to be ruthless or whatever in this game. Like, all this year I’ve heard people say, “Where’s Carl Thomas, where’s Black Rob, where’s G.Dep? Where are these artists?” And for some reason they go ahead and equate that, cause those artists aren’t with me, that I’ve done something wrong or malicious or conniving. It’s something that I do have a problem with because they don’t have no proof that I’ve ever done nothing like that.

Does this really bother you, because you’ve talked about this before.
It’s a misconception. Especially someone who’s been brought up like me. I’ve been brought up to work hard for mine and never take from nobody. And to always try and help people. But people don’t understand this game that were in. You have a short life expectancy. It’s rare to a me, to be a Jay-Z, an LL, a Nas. That sh** is a rarity. That’s not even one percent of the rappers. If you look at any artists that were on Ruff Ryders, where they at? If you look at any artist that was on Def Jam at the time we started, where they at? If you look at any artist that was on Roc-A-Fella, Jive, where they at? It’s not like anything was wrong with them. It’s just that you have a four, five-year average in this game. That’s just something I wanted to address.

11 comments
  1. YEa i believe he ripped off bunchs of ppl but was smart about it and couldnt trace that shit back lol

  2. What about Black Rob? His last album wasnt produced by Puffy. Didnt feature Puffy. Wasnt even promoted by Puffy. But if you check the back of the cd case, what does it say? Executive Producer Sean Combs. If that aint dirty I dont know what is.

  3. I done said this on another site yesterday:

    While I understand Death Row, Bad Boy, Roc-A-Fella, Ruff Ryders, Cash Money, and the rest of em is/was independent labels and they can do what the fuck they wanna do,

    At the same time:

    They cant present theyself one way and then do what them major labels do.

    As for artists:

    Regardless of what get said or done:

    They cant sit back and wait for somebody to do the work for them.

    Cause all they doin pretty much is settin theyself up for disappointment, animousity, and the whole 9.

    Somethin else too:

    Its always wise to read them contracts before you sign them so when somethin go wrong,

    You can always see it comin.

  4. “It’s something that I do have a problem with because they don’t have no proof that I’ve ever done nothing like that.”

    He even saying he ain’t made because he never did it. He’s just mad because there’s no proof of it but people still know. LOL

  5. Puffy is the biggest lier and thief in the music game. Read Marc Curry’s book ” Dancing with the Devil. matter of fact go ask Craig Mack. he had a platinum album as was still living in the hood. Puffy will have to pay for all the wrong he has done one day and im sure one day he will..PUFFY WE DONT BELEIVE YOU…PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING AND NO ONE LIKE TO EAT SHIT….

  6. Get off Diddy’s back, he got an education and is a studio gangster! So what? People need to wise up or they’ll always be screwed. Diddy aint the first and won’t be the last!!

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