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The ’90s was the era that birthed the remix. And whether or not you believe Diddy’s claims that he fathered this form of music, you can’t deny that a good remix can live on forever. A great remix will make you forget all about the original. From Mariah teaming up with ODB to Nicki and Bey, check out 15 of the best remixes from the last 20 years.
Christian Combs Gets Dapper With His Date For Prom While Jaden Smith Opts For A Superhero Costume [Photos]
Who doesn’t love prom season? It’s a great excuse for young people to get their hair done, their nails done and get all glammed up like a princess for a night. Or in the case of the following star kids, a prince.
Christian Combs and Jaden Smith, the progeny of Hollywood’s biggest stars, stepped out for prom this past weekend in expected grandiose fashion. And while Combs opted for a chic tuxedo, Smith, as always, had people talking by going to prom in a superhero costume.
After his adorable promposal, Combs was more than excited to step out with his date, whom he referred to as “the definition of perfection.”
But before stepping out, Combs showed out with his famous father:
As for Jaden Smith, even though he allowed his date to have the spotlight, his interesting ensemble for the night is what caught everyone’s attention. The teen has a unique fondness for superhero costumes, as he wore a similar ensemble to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding last year.
Oh, Jaden. Never change.
Not long ago I was watching Watch What Happens Live! with host Andy Cohen, and his guest was Sean “Diddy” Combs (or Puff to those of us of a certain age who refuse to call him by any other name). First let me say that I like Puff, always have. I don’t love all of his music and sometimes I think he’s a bit of a clown, but for the most part he entertains me. I think he’s great at discovering talent, building a brand, marketing himself, keeping himself relevant and is a savvy businessman. And when conducting interviews, I like that he doesn’t back down from most questions; and I feel that for the most part he gives honest answers to the questions most of his fans want answered…like one a caller asked on the show.
“Do you think you’ll ever get married?”
I think he gets asked this question a million times, and the answer is always the same – he doesn’t know. Sometimes I wonder why people badger him so much about it, especially since it seems the women in his life don’t seem that pressed. I rarely even hear from these women, other than to say he’s a good provider. He has always said that he’s simply not ready for marriage even though he’s always been more than ready to be a father – but the two don’t always have to go hand in hand. Six children (he claims Al B. Sure’s son as his own) with 3 different women always raises an eyebrow, but Puff takes it all in stride. That night on Live!, he wished all of his children’s mothers a Happy Mother’s Day and said he makes a great boyfriend, but not sure about being a husband. I was discussing Diddy’s interview with a friend and he said that Diddy should have married at least one of those women in order to make an “honest woman” out of her.
Now who knows what Mr. Combs was telling these women in any of the relationships he’s been in. Maybe he promised to marry them one day, maybe he didn’t. That Kim Porter seemed to be holding on for dear life at one point in the hopes that he’ll wake up one day and put a ring on it. But then again, maybe she couldn’t care less about a ring, so long as she and her family are taken care of. All of their situations seem to work for their family, so who are we to judge?
Personally, I don’t think a man can make a woman “honest”…whatever that means. I feel that if a woman wants to get married before having children, she should state what she wants and then stick to her guns. Some women don’t necessarily believe that you have to be married to have children…especially if that child would be the child of a mogul. Child support will do them just fine.
But for those women who DO wish to be married, then the responsibility lies with them to make sure that they either keep their legs closed or use some sort of birth control until they walk down the aisle. Most women I know who don’t want to get pregnant…DON’T GET PREGNANT. There’s a pill, a patch, a shot, a diaphragm, a foam, a ring…you name it. If you don’t want to use condoms you’re still covered, so the whole “I got pregnant by accident” excuse is just that…an excuse.
I know contraception fails, but something tells me in Diddy’s case, these women didn’t accidentally get preggers. They allowed themselves to get knocked up – without a ring – which leads me to my question of the day:
Should a man marry a woman he’s dating if she becomes pregnant because it would honor her or their child, even if he isn’t ready to be a husband? Or is he doing the right thing by not marrying a woman he knows he can’t fully commit to?
Some would argue that being the father to a woman’s child is a much bigger commitment than being a husband, so he might as well complete the unit. But I’d argue that a person is very capable of being a good parent even if he’d make a terrible boyfriend or spouse. Should people who want children be forced to get married first, even if being a husband or wife isn’t something they can fully commit to? Or should people who don’t want to get married never have children as well?
It may not be fair to use Diddy as the example since rich men may represent rare cases where the women are simply looking for a come up – so no ring is necessary. In that case, he’d probably be smart to protect his neck. But what about “regular” men and women – does the ring make you “honest?” Or are you just fooling yourself?
Why make your relationship sanctified in the eyes of the law and God when you can keep it going for years and years as a glorified boyfriend or girlfriend?
Swap out a marriage license for a love contract detailing clauses – not vows – and if both parties “agree,” then voila! You have entered a contractual relationship agreement.
Or essentially, marriage with much less effort.
Diddy’s latest admission during a promo run at Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! of still not having a desire to get married is admirable. Think about it. We expect celebrities to skirt around personal matters when their opinions do not necessarily align with the majority. And yes, a majority of women would expect a successful, 45-year-old man to get on TV and say he’s finally ready to settle down with a good woman. But low and behold, Diddy is not. However, he is willing to put some things in writing, including financial plans and sign with his heart on the dotted line.
“I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the ‘Goldie Hawn.’ But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.
I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.
No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.”
If this arrangement happens to work for Diddy and his longtime girlfriend, Cassie, then they should go for it. But I’m hoping we won’t look at this as a new trend to champion. The music mogul’s “love contract” is the 21st-century attempt at a marriage license without the City Hall trip and Say Yes To The Dress moment. All the perks of a matrimonial union without the messiness. But if Cassie would prefer to be married and have that commitment, she may be selling herself short.
I would love to see what their particular love contract details. What is written under the clause for infidelity? What happens if the riches dry up? Will his life insurance be transferable if, knock on wood, she is to become sick or vice versa? What freedoms does this love contract allow that beat traditional marriage?
What is so interesting about all of is that during Diddy’s interview with Cohen, he mentioned that in marriage, somebody else’s heart is involved. But with or without a ring, in any healthy relationship, two hearts are involved and will feel great amounts of hurt and pain if the union ends.
I am happy for Diddy and Cassie, but I won’t be looking to them for relationship goals. I’m sorry, but I refuse to believe that marriage is a thing of the past. Why not call a spade, a spade? If you’re going to go play married with all of these contracts and stipulations, why not just get married? Diddy says he may not be ready now, but it doesn’t seem like he will ever be ready if we’re being honest.
A relationship – married or not – is a love contract in its own right. And while I’m glad that Diddy and Cassie are still going strong and make their relationship work for them, I just wish people would stop skirting around commitment and celebrate love head first.
At the ripe age of forty-five, Diddy is still hollering from the rooftops that he’s not ready for marriage. Of course, that makes you wonder what this means for his longtime girlfriend Cassie Ventura, 28, who, may or may not hope to be married someday.
While the entrepreneur has made it clear that he won’t be getting married anytime soon, he did recently share during an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” that he is willing to enter into a love contract that offers his lady financial perks. He explains:
I don’t know [if I’ll ever get married]. It’s the whole thing of; I think you have to be ready for it because it’s somebody else’s heart involved. That’s just a lot of responsibility and I don’t want to be going to court and having somebody interfere in my relationship. So I’d rather just do the “Goldie Hawn.” But I will give a contract. I will commit to a contract, a love contract.
I’m talking about where there’s some money involved too if there’re any problems. You have to have an agreement. You can’t just love somebody, take them and y’all just part.
No honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready right now [for marriage], but I’m a great boyfriend.
I mean, I can definitely respect a person who is real enough with themselves to say “I’m not ready for marriage,” as opposed to the person who makes vows just to turn around and break them. If this lifestyle works for Diddy and Cassie, who the hell am I to knock them?
What I will say, however, is that I really hope Cassie is being honest with herself in regard to this relationship and what she genuinely wants for herself.
What are your thoughts? Would you be willing to accept a “great boyfriend” with an awesome love contract as a substitute for marriage?
For their 2015 annual report on hip-hop artists, Forbes found that Bad Boy Diddy tops the list of richest moguls in the hip-hop industry with $735 million. The largest portions of his net worth come from his investments in Ciroc and Revolt.
Last year, Dr.Dre occupied the top spot as the wealthiest artist in hip hop.
Diddy also holds a controlling stake in the clothing lines Sean John and Enyce, the water brand Aquahydrate and the newly launched tequila brand DeLeon. Dropping to the number two spot, Dre is currently worth $700 million. His wealth of late is due in large part to his Beats By Dre deal with Apple, which was finalized last year. The value of the deal was reported to be $3.2 billion but in cash it was an even $3 billion. After taxes, Dre’s 25 percent stake in the Beats By Dre left him with a $500 million windfall.
Jay Z ranks in third place with $550 million, but his position may elevate with his newly-bought Scandinavian streaming service, Tidal. By releasing exclusive content on the service,experts say Tidal could prove to be an asset to those in the entertainment industry. Rounding out the top five spots are 50 Cent and Birdman; 50 comes in at $155 million whereas Birdman’s value is at $150 million. The Cash Money executive’s finances have decreased due to the rumors surrounding his record company and the end to the business relationship with its biggest recording act, Lil Wayne.
The $100 million sale of VitaminWater in 2007 continues to be lucrative for 50 Cent, and he continues to invest in new brands such as SMS headphones, Effen Vodka and Frigo Underwear.
Forbes calculated their list by reviewing each contender’s current holdings, past earnings, interviewing analysts, attorneys, managers and other moguls to ensure the correct details in their report.
Check out Diddy, along with Cassie at the 2015 Met Gala discussing his continued success, below.
When thinking of ways to sell his new fragrance 3 AM, Diddy decided to use sex. In a promotional video for the unisex fragrance released to Style.com, Diddy and his girlfriend Cassie Ventura push the envelope completely. In short, Cassie strips down completely and together they show the world what may or may not go down when they’re together during the wee hours of the morning. Oh and in case you’re wondering why Diddy decided to use his lady’s nude body to sell the fragrance, the hip-hop mogul says that he wanted to truly capture what can happen at 3 AM.
“The concept for the video represents one of the things that 3 a.m. is for me. It’s a very one-on-one time,” he told Style. “It’s a time to have fun and push the envelope a little bit. It’s definitely an hour where you would find yourself with a young lady. Anything can happen at 3 a.m., and in the video, you see a fantasy that’s in my head of what happened that night.”
When asked how he thought people would react to the Nabil Elderkin-directed video, Diddy had this to say:
“I think if people hear about the video, they’re going to hear that it’s racy and provocative, but I also think they’re going to hear people say that it’s beautiful. That whole interaction has nothing to do with sex as much as it has to do with love. My concept is that love is the new sexy.”
As for what he would like to evoke with the 3 AM, Diddy says that he wants people to “get laid.”
“First of all, I want [people] to like the design of the bottle, but just like with any fragrance, I want somebody to stop you in the elevator and ask you what you’re wearing. No matter what the fragrance is called, that’s my objective. And I want a lot of people to get laid to it!”
Check the video out below. Let us know your thoughts.
P.Diddy/Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/TakethatTakethat is venturing off into a new world of entertainment.
According to Deadline, the music mogul will executive produce, an animated comedy titled Brightmoor.
Created and written by King Of The Hill alum Chip Hall and rising Detroit comedian Chris Powell aka Comedian CP, Brightmoor is described as South Park set in inner-city Detroit. It revolves around the African American pupils at Brightmoor Elementary.
The new animated series will reportedly air on FX Networks. However, we’re sure Diddy will find a way to also air the series on his own network, Revolt.
What do you guys think? Would you watch an animated series by Diddy?
With everybody and they mama beefing these days, it’s nice to see grown adults put the silliness behind them and move on to something more positive and uplifting. That’s what it looks like Faith Evans is trying to do with her longtime…(is nemesis too strong?), Lil Kim.
In case you’ve been sleeping on pop culture for the last two decades, you know that Lil Kim, Faith Evans and Biggie were in a very messy love triangle. And the death of their shared love interest, didn’t exactly subdue the fire.
But that was years and years and years ago.
And during this past All Star Weekend both Faith and Lil Kim were performing at Diddy’s All Star Weekend concert “The Tip Off.”
So when Faith and Kim were at the rehearsal together, Faith took the time to give props to Kim via her Instagram.
See what she said below.
As of now, Lil Kim has yet to acknowledge it or reciprocate but kudos to Faith for being the bigger woman. That drama is literally decades old at this point. They’ve both moved on to other relationships, with children and everything else. Certainly, it’s time for it all to be water under the bridge.
In two weeks, the Oscars will air and it has already been dubbed “the whitest Oscars” of them all. With only two nominations for the phenomenal film Selma, many are fed up with Hollywood’s perception of diversity. Namely, hip-hop legend and mogul Diddy. He decided to call out the Academy and entertainment industry for their lack of recognition towards African-Americans.
In an Instagram video clip of Halle Berry’s 2002 Oscar acceptance speech, Diddy captioned it by stating:
“As we celebrate our great African American thespians we would also like to take this moment to tell Hollywood wake up! The movies that you make don’t look like how the world really is. YALL still putting one or two black people in the movie! So on this black history month we want to tell Hollywood we don’t really like that sh*t, Because that’s not the way the world really is and YALL think nobody knows the black man oversees!! So dear Hollywood could you please open your eyes and see #Blackhistory #Blackhistorymonth #Allblackeverything @revolttv”
Diddy’s thoughts were posted a few day after Sony Picture’s co-chair Amy Pascal was asked to step down from her position because the Sony hack revealed she sent blatantly racist emails to other co-workers. Pascal’s position will be terminated in May but still has four-year production deal with the Sony corporation. Below is Diddy’s video clip of Halle Berry.
As we celebrate our great African American thespians we would also like to take this moment to tell Hollywood wake up! The movies that you make don't look like how the world really is. YALL still putting one or two black people in the movie! So on this black history month we want to tell Hollywood we don't really like that shit, Because that's not the way the world really is and YALL think nobody knows the black man oversees!! So dear Hollywood could you please open your eyes and see #Blackhistory #Blackhistorymonth #Allblackeverything @revolttv
What do you think about his statement?