Diddy Talks G. Dep’s Conviction, Ma$e and Beating Jay-Z for No. 1 on Forbes List

Diddy stopped by New York City’s Hot 97 radio station on Wednesday night (May 2) to announce that renowned DJ Funkmaster Flex is officially part of his Ciroc team.

As the conversation between Diddy and Flex continued, the rap mogul touched on everything from being crowned No. 1 on this year’s Forbes list of wealthiest hip-hop artists, being on a record with Ma$e again and, on a more serious note,  former Bad Boy G. Dep’s recent guilty verdict for second-degree murder.

“I was like, ‘Wow’,” Diddy told Flex when asked what he thought of Dep’s guilty verdict on April 17. “None of that was in G. Dep’s nature. When there were certain things that he was going through with the substance abuse situation, he’d be a different person, but on an every day [basis], he was probably one of the nicest, most quietest, shyest, most humble cats that were out there. It was just so out of his character that it was mind-blowing.

“After the main announcement, I had heard that he had retracted his confession,” Diddy continued. “I said, ‘Okay, maybe he was under the influence when he confessed.’ Then out of nowhere, they said he was convicted and it’s a shame because he’s such a great talent and it all kind of stemmed from substance abuse.”

G. Dep, a longtime PCP user, was found guilty of the second-degree murder of Queens man John Henkel; a 1993 shooting that Coleman shockingly confessed to at New York Police Department’s 25th Precinct in 2010, 17 years later. Dep is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, May 8 and faces at least 15 years.

As serious as that conversation was, Diddy did have lighter moments with Flex.

He expressed excitement over getting on Wale’s “Slight Work (Remix)” with French Montana and former Bad Boy Ma$e.

“Me and Ma$e are cool,” Diddy commented. “We’ve kept in touch over the years. I love Ma$e. If it wasn’t for Ma$e, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Me and him were like Batman and Robin. It felt good to get back on a record with him.”

He also took the time to rib his good friend Jay-Z for beating him on this year’s Forbes list.

“I’m usually at No. 1,” said Diddy, who earned $550 million to Hov’s No. 2, $460 million. “Our plan was to always flip-flop on it. This was the year I told him that we had to flop it back to its original owner. We push each other, we inspire each other. It’s just a beautiful relationship of natural competitiveness. But you know, it’s back at Bad Boy.”—Jakinder Singh

  • mr.2u

    stop rapping

  • http://yahoo k. kinard

    I FEEL THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WE FRIENDLY COMPATION BETWEEN TWO SEEMLY BILLIONAIRE. ESPECIALY WHEN ONE IS JAYZ AND THE OTHER IS P DIDDY. HOWEVER UNTIL EITHER ONE REACH BILL GATES STATIS. NEITHER ONE REALYLY HAS ANY WRIGHT TO BOUST. THAT IS JUST LIKE A BLACK MAN. GET A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY AND HE HAS TO BRAG TO EVERY ONE.

    • noushi_boi_uk

      you are an idiot…… $550 mil in one year is not a little bit of money. i kno i would be bousting n loving life if i was him.

    • http://xxlmag.com Matrix

      That’s beyond a poor analogy… SMH

      • Chong

        Please learn how to spell before you post! (Competition, status, really, right, boast etc. etc.)
        Embarrassing.
        ‘N fuck those cap locks off homie!
        Let’s at least TRY and make ourselves look a little more intelligent ey?!

        • Decatur ATL BOI

          I agree, however you have to understand that the majority of people that post here are in MOST cases ignorant, broke, undereducated, underserved, underachieving and under a curse. So, we cannot be surprised when someone who probably flunked out of highschool (or close to it), has no goals in life and thinks Wocka Flocka(sp) is the best rapper; to really write any thing coherent. You know a dummy by the way he writes and speaks.

    • Pri$e

      *In Kanye voice* Ay yo I’mma let you finish, but lemme jus say SPELL CHECK IS YOUR FRIEND. Damn nigga…

    • 4 Education

      Go to school dumb azz!

  • BeerGangsta

    Diddy 550 Million, JZ 460 Million, Dre 260 Million, Birdman 125 Million, 50 cent 110 Million. Dam total come to 1 Billion and a half. You tell me that hip hop is dead. You are a dam lie that music is dead. Now I got to step up my game fast.

  • Tic706

    @BeerGangsta- thats all old money meaning they been established. You will never see any new artist/owner get to that level off rap alone no time soon.

  • alderman j

    YALL SOME HATERS….but diddy or hov didnt get they money off rap alone, it aint enough money in the record industy to make 560 mil in 15 years its just not enough money there to do that, you have to branch out into clothing, liquor, movies, books, you have to think outside the box, i dont know bout you but i keep at least 3 ways to get paid!!!

    • Decatur ATL BOI

      Agreed, but without rap you probably would never know their name unless it was on the front page of the criminal report. With that said, I applaud these guys for making an empire from making rap CD’s and in most cases starting independent. It shows you that with a strong team, some determination and some sort of sense, you can have a great life doing what you love to do. Unfortunatly, most of the “Rap Consumers”, does not know how to run their own $300.00 credit card limit, so running and owning a $200-500 million dollar empire is out of their comprehension.

  • land lord

    Gotta love it. 2 brothers having friendly competition on the forbes list. If that ain’t life I can’t imagine what is. Very inspiring