Diddy stopped by Hot 97 to visit Funkmaster Flex on Wednesday, and discussed a number of things which has kept him in the news recently, including topping the Forbes’ wealthiest hip-hop moguls list, former Bad Boy G.Dep and his recent court appearance and Ma$e.
This is what Diddy had to say:
On beating out Jay-Z for the number one spot on the Forbes List:
“I’m usually at No. 1. Our plan was to always flip-flop on it. This was the year I told him that we had to flop it back to its original owner. We push each other, we inspire each other. It’s just a beautiful relationship of natural competitiveness. But you know it’s back at Bad Boy.”
“I was like, ‘Wow’,” Diddy told Flex. “None of that was in G. Dep’s nature. When there were certain things that he was going through with the substance abuse situation, he’d be a different person, but on an everyday [basis], he was probably one of the nicest, most quietest, shyest, most humble cats that were out there. It was just so out of his character that it was mind-blowing”.
“After the main announcement, I had heard that he had retracted his confession, Diddy continued”. “I said, ‘Okay, maybe he was under the influence when he confessed. Then out of nowhere, they said he was convicted and it’s a shame because he’s such a great talent and it all kind of stemmed from substance abuse.”
“Me and Ma$e are cool. We’ve kept in touch over the years. I love Ma$e. If it wasn’t for Ma$e, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Me and him were like Batman and Robin. It felt good to get back on a record with him.”