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Vibe caught up with Diddy to address his reputation of taken advantage of artists.  While I get his point that most artists have a 4-5 year average in the game that doesn’t mean you haven’t been jacking people’s publishing, word to The Lox.  Even though I sh*t on Diddy I have a lot of respect for his work ethic, and to agree that rappers have a tendency to b*tch, complain, and expect “free” money for doing very little.  That being said the dude has definitely done some shady stuff in the past.  But that’s how you get ahead in this game, by f*cking people over and having your paperwork right.

  • ….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.

Spotted at RR.