As much as I detest Puffy, I have to admit he got faded by the Jay’s – both Electronica & Z – and I do have a minor bit of pity for him. Still, I smirked too because karma came back, socking poor Puff in the chest to the point that it #hurtswhenbreathe. Consider it a direct result created when you have a history of putting your own best interests above those of artists whose careers you’ve been asked to guide. Running short on remembering all the cats who’ve been jerked? Don’t fret because our friend Andreas @ The BVX have compiled a great list of “Bad Boy Fails,” even ranking them on a scale of 1 to 5 Diddys.
Years Signed: 1999-2005
Fail Rating: 3 out of 5 Diddys
Why: Call it the “Black Rob Curse.” After being recommended by Rob, G-Dep signed to the label in 1999 and spawned two hit singles: ‘Let’s Get It’ and ‘Special Delivery,’ which were partially responsible for popularizing the “Harlem Shake” dance craze. The ‘Special Delivery’ remix was looked at as a tool to usher in Bad Boy’s new era of hip-hop. But then, Diddy lost interest and the album bricked. Unsurprisingly, Diddy left G Dep broke and — just like Black Rob — G Dep was arrested in 2007 for breaking a T-Mobile display case (why?). Word is that he stayed on Rikers Island for a month because he couldn’t come up with the $750 bail. He’s also had to deal with a drug addiction. That’s just sad, Diddy.
Read “Don’t Sign With Diddy: A History Of Bad Boy Fails” @ The BVX.