Diddy is notorious for allegedly having bad business dealings with his artists. We’ve heard this from The Lox and Shyne and everyone in between. During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club, The Bad Boy mogul addresed allegations that he swindles his artists, saying the rumors aren’t accurate because he has “never took nothing from nobody” in his life, adding “I have all my receipts.”
“If you think that I’m a scumbag that would ever steal anything, my name is “Diddy” Sean Combs,” he bragged. “I never took nothing from nobody a day in my life. All I’ve ever given is opportunity and more money than a person was making. So when I hear, or when I see things, and I’m like ‘wow, this vibe that they got on me–’ like I’m big red or sum’. I came here, I had to open up the doors.”
“People have this thing called the ‘tap out button.’ When you get to a certain point and the money is running low, you gotta run this hustle to try to find somebody to blame. I have all my receipts. We are gonna do a special, a retrospective, of all the artists and we’re gonna get this narrative clear.”
The 52-year-old went on to touch on allegations that he owes Ma$e money for unpaid royalties. Diddy clarifies he did only one album with Mase, but the rapper never delivered, and instead “became a fake pastor” as a way of avoiding accountability.
“Just in general, the Mase thing. I did one album with Mase. One album. How much money do you think I owe this guy? One album? And then he became a fake pastor? And went and conned people? Then y’all gon’ let him throw dirt on God’s name.”
“Each and anybody can come and step up, bring your receipts but I’m not playing. I’m back outside and I’m fighting back for us and Imma also do a little fighting back for me.”
“Mase owes me three million dollars. That’s facts I got the receipt,” he continued. “He did the album, never delivered. And I’m not gon’ go back and forth with Mase. I’m not going back and forth with nobody. I’m just gonna, if I’m here, Imma speak up for myself now.
The truth gon’ be the truth but we gon’ get to the truth as long as I’m outside we gon’ get to the truth. Not tryna start nothing we nobody. Mase, I love Mase. And I will tell anybody, anybody that thinks I owe them something, show me the receipt, you get paid in 24 hours.”
Watch the full interview below.