Diddy Denies Doing Former Artists Dirty

Diddy says he’s gotten a bad rap. In the August/September issue of VIBE, the Bad Boy founder claims there’s a stigma placed upon him as a label boss.

….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 shit 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.

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  • Mike B

    That’s true

  • PTownWah

    Respect to Puff, especially for that 2nd paragraph! He’s absolutely right… that’s why all this Top 5 DOA, comparing this artist to that artist bullshit is wack…. Nas said it best… when it’s all said and done there are only going to be a handful of rappers who will be in that conversation about being great/one of the best!

    Right now… The only MC’s that can be in that convo…IMO

    B.I.G.
    Nas
    Jay
    Scarface
    Rakim
    Pun
    Ice Cube

  • Truth will out

    He’s correct and he’s a crook as well. We’ll call it a “Both” / “And” situations. Just because the game rewards longevity to less than 1% of artists, still does not justify not paying artists, producers and songwriters their just rewards.

    Puff/Diddy you definitely are a swindler. LOL But we’d have it no other way.

    –Truth Will Out

  • Android

    Got a point. But the body count is jst so tremendous. 1 died, 1 found religion, another dd 10years in prison. Wheres yung joc?(lmao). U cnt jst hav ppl fallng off the face of th earth lik tht.

  • HORUS

    HE WILL DO OFFICER RICKY THE SAME SHIT!!! BIIIIIIIIITCH NIGGA!!! UGLY FLOPPER!!! HE KILLED BIGGIE FOR THE MONEY & THE FAME !!!! DIRTY SCUM!!!

    DIDDY IS A BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITCH!!!! HE IS A SCUM, HE IS A FRAUD!!!! THIS ELECTRO SHIT HELLO GOOD MORNING FLOPPED HARD!!!! NIGGA WAS BEGGING PEOPLE ON TWITTER TO BUYING THIS FART, BUT NOBODY FOLLOWED THIS SCUM!!! HE IS FAT, HE SHOULD STOP EATING BURGER, STOP GOING AT KFC!!!

    LAST FLOP TO PARIS WILL BE CERTIFIED PLASTIC, NOT IN THE FIRST WEEK BUT IN THE FIRST DAY!!! DIDDY I SEE U DANCING LIKE A BIIIIIIIIIITCH ON THAT HELLO GOOD MORNING VIDEO, SHAKING YOUR BIG ASS LIKE A PROSTITUTE!!!!!

    ★★★

    HORUS IS THE TRUTH✔

  • http://www.twitter.com/r_too rAND

    The misconception/ truth is that Puff has done his artists dirty financially and he does everything in this excerpt to dismiss that notion. he also fails to address the claims that Mark Curry addressed in his recent book about Puff charging his own artist to use his vehicles in their videos just to give you an example

  • B.Dot

    1 found religion
    ^
    actually, 3…Loon’s a muslim…Shyne’s a jew now too.

  • TYBO2020

    STFU..FUKKIN WEASAL..WE AINT ASK ABOUT OTHER ARTIST..THEY TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR ARTIST..WHERE THEY AT??..AND WHY THEY FUKKED..

  • http://www.twitter.com/r_too rAND

    Meant to say he does nothing to dismiss that notion

  • DARKAQUA

    I CALL BULLSHIT!!!

    PUFF CONSTANTLY BEEN SCREWING PEOPLE OVER FOR YEARS!!

    HE’S A OPPORTUNIST….KEEP IT REAL! DON’T PLAY THE NICE GUY CARD…

    AND PLEASE DON’T PUT YOURSELF IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS NAS AND JAY

    BOY STOOOOOOP!!

  • flawda

    Why do black execs get held accountable for so many black artist fuck ups. None of these niggas would ever dear go at the heads at Universal, Warner Bros,Atlantic,etc like that, because they know those bosses aint having that shit. For some reason though black execs must hold these artists hands and at what point do these artist be accountable for their finances. If you read over your damn contract or get a lawyer you wont be ripped off. If you handle your business you will prosper, Biggie did, Mase did, Mario Winans did.

    Black Rob is a thief, and can’t stay out of jail
    G Dep is a crack head
    etc

  • http://www.myspace.com/djhookparty DJ HOOK

    Everybody that that got robbed by Puffy. Black Rob, Mase, Dream, The Lox, Them making of the band niggas [cheese cake], 112, Total, Faith, Usher, G-Dep, Carl Thomas, & Shyne.

  • jeeeeeezzer

    diddy n his crew are str8 up wack son…

    Best in tha game…gucci tell em!

  • http://www.sundayhhtimes.blogspot.com The Editor

    So an explanations does nothing for you guys

    INCREDIBLE

    You are all F’D to the highest point, you could care less, where Ma$e at, last time I checked, you guys didn’t care, Carl Thomas released a nice independent R&B joint, no notice, G Dep don’t know, but artist only have a short shelf life, it is the truth, look at the greats, if any time, where they at? I’m trully shocked at Soljah Boy but he is self made, but where are the rest, who you thought was hot, tell me, where is Nelly. The conversation should end there, I mean can anyone had been any bigger, he in Vegas taking shots with off a Pitbull song, seriously America, support the troops, I mean the rappers, buy an album, Well they boughts Em’s but anybody else Capone and Nore, MOP, Busta, anybody

  • Nathaniel

    the man makes a valid point. where the Cash Money dudes at? No Limit? Death Row? any and every label is lucky to push out 1 or 2 true veterans. everybody else gets shuffled away…

    game got a short life expectancy, indeed. sometimes i think people blame the label, when a lot of it does have to do with the staying power of the artist themselves. everybody can’t be a 10yr veteran, still hot and in high demand.

  • KARMA IS A BITCH

    diddy go to hell and take that fat ass ross with you ! thank you

  • dani

    I’m sorry but it is you Diddy.

    You done made like 4 or 5 bands… and they never work out… And they make good music… it’s got to be you.

    And here’s another question… what hits has Cassy had recently??? She was never that good… you keeping her around though.

    Interesting.

  • dj shyne tyme

    young joc, kain, dream, g dep , black rob, shyne, faith evans, da band, danity kane, mario winans, carl thomas, loon, craig mack , donnie, mark curry, total, mase, plus im sure there are tons i am forgetting..where are they all now? No one since BIG has had two successful albums under bad boy.. is it diddys fault these people are nowhere to be seen or what?

  • Post no billz

    Youre kidding right? Puff would rape his own artists budgets like a fuckin crooked govener..

  • Shut it China Man

    “they don’t have no proof that I’ve ever done nothing like that.”

    in law, this is called “self-incriminating” .

    i dont have to worry about “proof” of me having sex with Marilyn Monroe because I wasnt even born when she was alive! So I would never mention the word “proof” unless I was talking about Em’s boy. Diddy is full of shit, he did the Lox dirty, G Dep, Black Rob, Carl Thomas, Donnie Klang and the list goes on. Karma is a bitch and its called no hits in years. He has a brand and it’s his name but we know his passion is to be relevant in HIP HOP and he’s not it’s over

    So that helps me smile when I read this BS interview and FUCK YOU CHINA MAN for even posting this horse shit.

  • PPthetruth

    Respect to puff? He got big murdered for his career.. no respect for puff.. ever.. i would stress to not even call him didy because Biggie is the one who coined that phrase and Since puff was the one who was an instrumental hand in his murder.. The name p. diddy is a no go in my book..

    Problem was Black Rob and Gdep were both dope.. And they actual have talked about puff’s recklessness when it comes to anyone elses careers.. so anyone co signing on puff needs to go and watch every rap show from the 90’s to the early 2000’s and if you think puff is anything more than a name that will get every white corporate head happy because those are the only people who think puff does anything credible still in this day.. SMH

    Lets get back to gibbs.. can rapradar become a site paying homage to him, wiz and vado? the real truth behind rap.. Those three i just mentioned should have way more acclaim(they do have way more skill) than Cudi, drake and j. cole.. smh @ all the brainwashed kids who think that because lil wayne jay-z and kanye have co-signed on their little puppets you have to like and defend them when they put out an overall catalog of shitty music.. seriously.

    Compare gibbs mixtapes midwestcaddilacmuzik and str8 killa no filla to all these guys mixtapes and you will see where i am coming from.. The only one that is dope was so far gone and im not even tlakin about the cd.. im talkin about the shit that actually came out 3-4 months before the drake so far gone EP came out to the masses with like 15 songs.. im talkin about the 7 song shit.. And Kush and orange juice is better or just as good as the so far gone.. Personally I think gibbs mixtape’s blow the 5 other rappers i mentioned out of the water

    Seriously J. Cole “who dat” has to be the most annoying song.. I cant even call Cudi a rapper because more than 50% of his shit is on some 808’s sound from kanye.. Cudi isnt that bad but he aint rap.. Hes like Progressive R&B and spoken word..

    • Afi Keita James

      And GDep and Black Rob have waste their talents in something like this

  • PPthetruth

    oh and co-sign on shut it china man

  • http://bit.ly/aaSJdT MrMacWeasel
  • http://bit.ly/aaSJdT MrMacWeasel

    ^ not trying to spam, just this explains it pretty well…..

  • Donn

    Accusing a man of another man’s murder wit out proof is why i think this generation relies on the internet and tv to draw conclusions lol. That was the dumbest shit I ever heard

  • PPthetruth

    I didnt accuse him of pulling the trigger.. But I will say that he was instrumental in biggie dieing.

  • PPthetruth

    oh and @donn.. how did you hear what i wrote? Are you talking about yourself talking out loud? :-)

  • http://wizzyk49.wordpress.com wizzyk49

    Forget about the politics. I just wanna hear Diddy put out some good music.

    http://clintbeefman.wordpress.com/

  • Midnite!

    Don’t sleep on Puff being involved in with that shit …….Don’t sleep!

  • DoeMoney

    yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…

  • DoeMoney

    why are we still talking about Biggie & Pac. Dumb asses…

  • Fuck Ya Life

    Diddy u too late #wedontbelieveuuneedmorepeople, all these old artist who used to be on ur label already put ya ass on blast already. Everybody knows this sucka nigga track record I’m surprised people still sign to bad boy to this day..

  • sway-z

    The issue with Puff is that he’s black and in the limelight. He’s no worse than Lyor Cohen or Clive Davis. In fact he’s probably better because you can’t wear “let the LOX go” t-shirts around Clive or Lyor and get out your contract. You can’t go to a radio station with paperwork and have Clive or Lyor sign it like Mase did to Puff.

    If you sign a contract you don’t fully understand, it’s your fault, your robbing yourself. Plus, the dude makes 100x more in other ventures OUTSIDE of music, what the fuck is he really getting off of a 112 or Day 26 album, I mean, really?

    If he chooses to release the same Biggie verses 30 times, and you continue to buy it, how is it Puff’s fault? Niggas talk about him raping Biggie, nigga, it’s the same verses!!!! Biggie wasn’t Pac with hundreds of unreleased songs, it’s the same shit over different beats, if you buying that, you deserve to feel like an idiot. And who the fuck kills their main artist? That’s like Jerry Buss killing Kobe Bryant, your a fucking buffoon if your thinking that…

  • Lay

    Puff you need more people. You are a crook!!!!!
    Your music isnt selling, its your fragrance.

  • word up

    Diddy u a bitch niggA u know how we know u compared rick ross to notorious b.i.g the second best rapper of all time behind eminem embarissing u wuld do sumtin that dirtyy u pansy

  • mr shiggity

    FIRST OF ALL THEIRS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE I NEDD OF HIM DOING SOMEONE FUCKED UP THATS WHAT THE NIGGA DID WITH SHYNE. I MEAN COME ON CUS THE MAN DOES 10 FOR YOU AND YOU NEVER EVEN VISTED BUT YOU VISIT LIL WAYNE WHOS DOING 8 MONTHS FOR SOME SHIT HE DID HISSELF THAT JUST FUCKED UP BRUH

  • yepANDnope

    “u made like 4 or 5 bands and they didnt work out?”

    are you a MORON!?!?! Those bands are DOOMED from the beginning based SOLELY on the way they are CREATED! They could be the greatest things to ever happen to music but that whole “create a band on tv” bulls**t is a recipe for disaster that NOONE respects out the gate? RARELY do people become successful from that whole mold.

    Diddy is dat nigga and you are all haters. At the end of the day, AAALLL of these artists were in charge of their own lives and given the opportunities they had, FAILURE should NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER be an option.

  • Fuck Ya Life

    @yepANDnope

    If Diddy is that nigga, I want u to name 1 nigga besides B.I.G. that was brought up by Diddy thats still around today. Diddy is fuckin wit people not even on his label instead of his own artist at the end of the day, yeah its that artist priority to put themselves out but whoever signs wit him are stupid from the start anyway cuz that person won’t be Diddy’s first priority, Diddy first priority is Diddy and that’s why niggas see him the way they do.

  • http://yodonbleekraps.wordpress.com Don Bleek

    Diddy does make a great point. Artists have to learn how to get money on their own and handle all the business before they sign the deal. Don’t jump in the industry without knowing the bussiness. Learn the business first. http://www.yodonbleekraps.com

  • yah

    looking at that fold-out cover makes me sick to my stomach.

    can black chicks please stop chopping of your goddamn hair? you look retarded.

  • yah

    *off* your goddamn hair….. pardon me.

  • DARKAQUA

    sway-z says:
    Monday, August 23 2010 at 4:00 PM EST
    The issue with Puff is that he’s black and in the limelight. He’s no worse than Lyor Cohen or Clive Davis. In fact he’s probably better because you can’t wear “let the LOX go” t-shirts around Clive or Lyor and get out your contract. You can’t go to a radio station with paperwork and have Clive or Lyor sign it like Mase did to Puff.

    If you sign a contract you don’t fully understand, it’s your fault, your robbing yourself. Plus, the dude makes 100x more in other ventures OUTSIDE of music, what the fuck is he really getting off of a 112 or Day 26 album, I mean, really?

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I CAN AGREE WITH THIS…STILL DON’T CARE FOR PUFF THOUGH, BUT YOU DO MAKE VALID POINTS

  • Donn

    If your dumb ass sign that paperwork then blame yourself. Puff is in the bizness of makin money its not personal

  • mac DIESEL

    NOBODY’S HANDS ARE CLEAN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS!!!! ALL THESE MUSIC EXECS DID DIRT AND PROBABLY WORSE THAN PUFF!!!! THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS A CUT THROAT BUSINESS SO THESE ARTISTS ARE AWARE OF THAT!!!! DID PUFF DO FUNNY SHIT??? YES!!!! DID PUFF PUT MAD NIGGAS ON AND GAVE ‘EM SUCCESS???? YES!!!! VAMPIRE PUFF BRINGS OUT THE FANGS ONCE IN A WHILE!!!! HA!!!! NAH, BUT READ YA FUCKIN’ CONTRACT AND THERE WON’T BE NO PROBLEMS!!!!

    ….AND OH YEAH, THIS NIGGA AIN’T LIVIN’ OFF BIGGIE!!!! THIS NIGGA RARELY TALKS ABOUT OR PUTS OUT ANYTHING REGARDING BIGGIE!!!! IF ANYTHING, IT’S DEATH ROW WHO LIVES OFF PAC’S NAME!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Dr.Black

    ONCE A PERSON GET ON THEY SHOULD TRY 2 KEEP THEY SELVES RELEVANT THEMSELVES AND MAYBE ASK 4 SOME HELP.

  • Ty

    You know a nigga is guilty as sin when he uses the phrase…. “It can’t be proven…” . or any derivative thereof . LOL LOL

    Example: nigga #1: Hey I left $20.00 on my dresser and now it’s gone. Did you take it?
    nigga #2: YOU CAN’T PROVE IT!

    Any question nigga #2 is guilty? End of example.

    Thank you very much for your kind attention LOL

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  • eminem_iz_#1

    u know everybody wants to say their opinion of the best mcs to consider in the top 10 but no1 ever takes into account the non mainstream rappers im talkin of course about rappers like Apathy, tech n9ne, cognito, celph titled, benefit, and many others

    and as far as mainstream goes the #s prove who has the most fans out of all rappers and the #s say eminem is the best rapper i would love to see another artist sell 80+ million copies worldwide

    my personal opinion of top 5 and worst 5
    top 5
    1 eminem
    2 game
    3 tech n9ne
    4 brotha lynch
    5 0 cent

    worst 5
    1 gucci mane
    2 waka flocka flame=honka tonka flamer
    3 mac dre
    4 rick ross
    5 ja rule(except for his “Can I Get A” verse)
    so there it is the top 5 is kinda off but i cant think of alot right now

    and if ur pissed pac and big arent in there then dont be i love both of there music but just cause a rapper dies doesnt make them the best

  • eminem_iz_#1

    oh and one more thing any of u fucks who think that any of this new jason derulo, waka flocka, gucci mane, usher, black eyed peas gay shit go listen to good music

    rap is falling off only like 2 or 3 good mainstream rappers eminem, asher, b.o.b

    thats all i can think of and any of u fucks that ever liked that “Jerk” song should kill yourselves

  • dumb dumb

    The following quote is from digital life from another hip hop site.

    Son when you in the studio laying down vocals and got a smash on your hands..the boss man walks into the room goes uhuh yeah on a track charges you $60,000 for saying that (not that you asked him to)…then it’s time shoot the video..you got a budget of 300,000 the boss man shows up with his new whip (unannounced) drives his car onto the set..tells the direct to record starts dancing waving his hands and says uhuh yeah once…leaves…the song goes out, video get’s played and you get your first royalty check here’s the breakdown.
    -$60,000 (Sean Combs feature)
    -$50,000 (Sean Combs video cameo)
    -$25,000 (Sean Combs usage of car in video)
    You’d be fucked up in the game and robbing hotel rooms too.

  • http://www.soundclick.com/player/bandradio_player.cfm?bandid=1025905&q=hi Usual_Suspect

    sway-z speak the truth.

    i wish i could comment on all u dumbfucks posts but i aint got time….anyone who think b.o.b is a good rapper please stop, that nigga sucks. i think 75% of the A&R’s out there are cracked out.

  • Belize

    We all know how retarded/desperate/wack/full-of-it that little Diddy pain in the ass bitch is, so I’ll keep it short. Fast Forward to what are eminem and dre cooking up? A DUET ALBUM!
    Bitch.

  • Life After Death

    “Puffy gettin robbed like a bitch, to hide the fact
    he did some shit he shouldn’t have did, so we ride em for that”

    -2pac

  • Young Mo Fo

    @eminem_iz_#1
    I dont know how u say only a few artists making “real” rap and then say B.o.B.
    That dude sold out as soon as he got a chance, making those big happy chorusy songs, when he first came out just rapping and doing his own hooks. He is a sellout so hes no different then most rappers that blew up.
    Top 3 I gotta say

    Eminem
    Jay-Z
    50 Cent

    Just out of the power they have had becuase of music..

    Real shit, J. Cole has been making some good shit for a bit over 2 years now.
    Asher at least tried to make his money and go to what he does JUST RAP
    Drake, i think he does like rap. But i think he loves money wayyyy more (Jew (NO RACIST))
    Wale is starting to make club shit to up his show money i guess.
    MONEY! thats it, thats what they rap for… Dont cry if u dont like a song, just play something else

  • Young Mo Fo

    PS
    @ White Person
    I agree, niggas just like to be niggas sometimes. Ha! Al Sharpton is the most racist person I know of right now. The past is past so just put it behind and go by skill, not color. I;m brown, doesnt mean I hate white chocolate.. I like me some blonde girls too. Im just saying tho. People gotta stop that stupid ignorant shit

  • yoooood

    diddy is grimey. i don care wat he tries to claim its just his conscience is starting to mess with him now

  • pablo escobar jr

    “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.”

    NO PROOF. he never said he didnt do anybody wrong. he doesnt actually deny it. lets see what happens to dirty money, red cafe and the rest of his slaves

  • Vee

    how did Eminem end up on a post about Diddy doing his artist right or wrong???

  • AppeldP

    As long as i know Diddy, he was always supporting people!
    THX!

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  • AllWeAskIsTrust

    Diddy is a funny nigga.

    So I guess what he’s trying to say it that all the artists signed to Bad Boy had an four, five-year average?! And supports that idea with the extended careers of Jay, Nas, and LL as being a rarity within the industry?

    “Four, five-year average.”HA!

    What he fails to mention is that G.Dep and Loon were “one and done’s.” Who only dropped one album a piece, none of them receiving any RIAA certification.
    Black Rob dropped 2 albums, 1 went Platinum, the other received no RIAA certification.
    All his OTHER artists did nice numbers (either went Gold, Platinum, Multi-Platinum or Diamond).
    But these OTHER artists belonged to one or more than one of the following groups:
    Group A : Didn’t make the four, five-year average
    Group B: Were murdered or incarcerated
    Group C: Converted to a different religion
    Group D: Had something negative to say directly towards Diddy usually about unpaid wages or how they got jerked by him, etc.

    CORRECT ME IF I’M WRONG – ALL WE ASK IS TRUST

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    this is some funny shit….http://www.myspace.com/ruffnax1

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  • fuck you

    Fuck diddy that ungrateful nigger

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  • http://www.urban-nation.com Devante

    Diddy has launched so many Rap music artists and R&B music artists and a lot of these artists have done really well out of Diddy. He is responsible through his Bad Boy Entertainment label for so many great Rap songs and so many classic Rap & Hip hop music videos but he is not solely responsible for any of these artists careers. For an artist to be successful it takes a number of factors all working together to create a successful artist and so even though Diddy can give each artist a platform and a showcase for their talents he cannot make them successful this partly has to come from the artist but I guess because of who he is he will always get the blame when things do not work out for the artists concerned.

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  • yakaub

    Its all true he fucked all those artist about him being envolve in B.I.G `s murder you cant go around and put shit on people like that that is some real heavy shit to throw on someone shoulders

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