Diddy talks with Billboard‘s Executive Director of Hip-Hop and R&B, Gail Mitchell, about his first album in 13 years, The Love Album: Off the Grid, his new record label, love of R&B, the loss he’s experienced in his life, the next chapter of his career and more.
So you know, in this world as I say, in The Sopranos, “you only need three bad m–herfckers” you know what I’m saying and we them three bad m–herfuckers.
Hey there, it’s Gail Mitchell, Executive Director of R&B and Hip-Hop for Billboard. And I’m sitting here with the one and only Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Thank you for being here.
It’s such an honor to be interviewed by you, and just especially, you know, celebrating 30 years of music, and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. So I have a lot to talk about, in this my first interview, and I’m excited that it’s with you, the legendary one.
Legend to legend.
Gail Mitchell 0:47
First off, I’ve seen you, the different name iteration. Sean, Puffy, Diddy, Love aka.
Yeah we in the Love era, and just Love is not brother Love now, it’s just Love. It’s like, you know, the evolution of Diddy. And so I’m just, I’m just really excited. 13 years after Last Train to Paris, you know, when I had did that album, I didn’t know if people understood where I was coming from it was a little bit before its time. And it kind of like broke my heart in this sense, because they didn’t understand right away. I think I was like, you know, I mean, I know, I was like I was in my ego.
What is it you thought they missed?
Watch the full interview above.