Can’t stop, won’t stop. Puff Daddy is gearing up for a two-night Bad Boy reunion extravaganza at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in May, but that’s not all he has on his plate.
On Tuesday (Apr. 12), the Bad Boy mogul stopped by Hot 97 to talk about recent happenings, including his son Christian Combs’ signing to Bad Boy/Epic. He also addressed his spat with the Notorious B.I.G.’s daughter, T’yanna Wallace. Finally, he revealed what he thinks of Faith Evans’ Biggie hologram plans.
Watch the interview and see highlights from the talk below.
On Biggie’s daughter’s angry tweets: “I already had tickets to the side for the family, of course. People were notified. They didn’t notify her. We don’t have no problem. Sometimes, you gotta understand, in this new social world that we live in, there’s a part of the generation, when they really get upset about something, sometimes that’s what they do. I called her. I let her know that I love her.”
On reconciling with Biggie’s daughter: “I know that she doesn’t see me all the time and I told her, I know sometimes I get out of pocket, but also I told her, ‘As a man, if I’ve ever made you feel that way, that I haven’t checked on you enough, I apologize.’ I’m trying to raise these kids, keep everything in order, and sometimes uncle just gets distracted…I haven’t spoken to her in two years. We spoke that day and it wasn’t no problem. I went to it like, ‘I love you.’ I told her, ‘Even if you don’t see me or hear from me, which I’m gonna work on making sure I change, you will never have to worry about tickets or anything that you want in this world, even money.'”
On Bad Boy’s reunion concerts: “This is the first time we’ll all be on stage. I’m extremely humbled and all of us are, about the intensity in which the tickets were sold. First show sold out in seven minutes. The second show, I just found out, was in two hours…I just want to thank everybody for supporting us for 20 years.”
On Biggie’s hologram: “I haven’t seen the Biggie hologram. I was always not with the holograms. I saw the other ones before and I think they were likenesses, but I was never in the crowd so I don’t know how it felt…I don’t know if I can actually handle it…I’m not against seeing it.”
On his son Christian’s Epic deal: “I don’t want people to think I gave my son a record deal on his birthday. My son earned it. He’s gonna have to follow in my footsteps.”
On Epic Records: “Epic right now is the fastest growing ’bout it, ’bout it label in the game from me to Khaled…We’ve got more to come. We really set up a great roster.”
On DJ Khaled: “I’m very proud of Khaled. What you see is really true. He’s inspired me to kind of check things and we need that.”