Puff Daddy: “Drake Is Actually My Favorite Rapper”

The rapper/producer appeared on The Breakfast Club.

August 17, 2015

Puff Daddy recently stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to promote his new single, “Finna Get Loose.” But the conversation quickly turned to last year's “0 To 100” controversy, when Diddy claimed that the beat for Drake’s hit was originally supposed to be his. The Bad Boy legend told The Breakfast Club that he initially sent the track to Drake in the hopes that he would ghostwrite for him, but that the whole thing was just a “misunderstanding.” Read highlights from the conversation below.

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On a rumored fight with Drake at a Miami club last year: “I did not put hands on Drake. And I do not want any problems with Drake. Drake, right now, he’s putting in his work. That’s all I have to say, I didn’t do nothing to Drake. Drake is my friend.”

On “0 To 100:” “‘0 To 100’ was initially a record that was my record. Somehow that became a misunderstanding, because [Drake] was working with the same producers. Honestly, it was a misunderstanding.”

On Drake: “Drake is actually my favorite rapper as far as songwriting and albums. It’s been like that for a couple years.”

On Meek Mill: “Meek is my boy, and at the end of the day when it comes to the situation, it’s all about the lyrics. This is not beef, and that’s the beauty of it. It’s really about skills. And I think it’s helpful to the game because it makes people think more about what they’re saying when they’re writing.”

On ghostwriting: “As an artist, your allegiance is also to the record. To making the best record you can. And sometimes you can be in the room with somebody that has a better idea than you, and you gotta be open to that. Look at Whitney Houston. She didn’t write any of her songs. I never apologized for any of that. I want the best record.”

On his own artistry: “I’m a ringmaster, I’m an entertainer. I show you where to go and how to get there.”

On “Finna Get Loose:” “Right now in the game there’s not enough people taking chances… it’s just a different form of expression, it’s just the way we move in New York. I can’t tell the difference between a cat from New York and anywhere else. Musically that’s the way you’ll see the kids in the street dance, the way we vibe. ‘Finna Get Loose’ is also a state of mind.”

On his next album: “Right now I’m just making music, I haven’t really decided if I’m putting out an album or a title.”

On his recent personal development: “I had to evolve from me to we. .. I think we all have the selfishness in us. Me, I wanted to address mine. I wanted to evolve as a person and become a better man and deal with different things I’ve got to change about myself. What I do, I do it to open up doors. I do it for we. I like to do things to revolutionize the game.”

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