20 Years of Bad Boy
“10 years from now we’ll still be on top”
Well it’s been 20. And Puff Daddy’s almost a billionaire, with a net worth of $735 million, making him the richest man in hip-hop, ahead of Dr Dre. (Source) Which is apparently why the athletics department at UCLA recruited his son. It’s all about the endowment.
And this is partly why many don’t think he’ll end up going to court for allegedly assaulting his son’s football coach. The other part has to do with the fact that the coach, Sal Alosi, could have a history of abusing his players.
So it was an untroubled Diddy who showed up last night to lead the surprise (but not so surprise since he spoiled it on social media) Bad Boy reunion at the BET Awards. He’s not my favourite but at the same time, I apologise, I can’t pretend I wasn’t excited. I can’t pretend that the 90s in me cared about anything other than the return of Mase and Faith Evans (WHO HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL), and 112, and… then Lil Kim popped up and God, why wasn’t the camera on Nicki Minaj’s face?
Diddy’s never been a great rapper. Or dancer. And that still hasn’t changed. He’s a hype man for life. The hype man who became a CEO.
(The sound is out of sync in this video but it’s best one I could find.)
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