As he gears up for his new album No Way Out II, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs stopped by “The Breakfast Club” this morning (Aug. 17), and faced the heat from Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy.
With his son Christian by his side, he addressed his 2014 altercation with Drake, but also touched on a variety of other pressing topics—his thoughts on ghostwriting, his relationship with Cassie, and his friendly vodka rivalry with 50 Cent.
The hosts noted that 50 had sent Diddy a case of EFFEN vodka in response to Diddy’s gift of a lifetime supply of Ciro. Diddy mocked 50 for sending such a small amount and compared 50’s vodka to a “B-level [basketball] team.”
“That’s not even the summer league,” he joked. “That’s the league when you be in the heated gyms and it be like 20 people.”
Things also got exciting later on when Charlamagne whipped out a kettle bell when asking Diddy about his headline-making fight with his son Justin’s UCLA football coach.
“It was just a miscommunication,” said Diddy, who was arrested following the incident.
But he’s not allowed to visit the campus. “As I know right now, I’m not allowed.”
Check out highlights from the interview below.
On 50 Cent’s EFFEN vodka: “I welcome him into the game. It’s good to see somebody of my color out there representing in this field. And hopefully he appreciates me opening up the doors for him continuously.”
On Drake: “I do not want any problems with Drake, he’s putting in his work. I didn’t do nothing to Drake, Drake is my friend.”
“Drake, please don’t do no ‘Back to Back to Back.’ It wasn’t me.”
“‘0 to 100′ was supposed to be my record, but it was a misunderstanding ’cause we was working with the same producers. Honestly, Drake is actually my favorite rapper, as far as songwriting and albums. Meek is my boy, and when it comes to the situation it’s all about the lyrics.”
On ghostwriting: “As an artist sometimes you have an allegiance to the record. You could be in the room with somebody who has a better idea than you. Look at Whitney Houston, she didn’t really write any of her songs. I’m not an MC, I’m a ringmaster.”
On breaking up and getting back together with Cassie, and appearing in public with her: “Sometimes you get tired of ducking and hiding. You can’t be watching every camera.”
Watch the full interview below.