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