Former Bad Boy artist Black Rob has revealed his opinion of Diddy‘s artist roster and turned down a possible opportunity to return to the label.
According to Rob, he does not want to wait behind Puff’s artists who, in his eyes, are not pushing out units.
“It was something spoke about it like that with the Vice President of Bad Boy, [Harve Pierre], myself and Puffy on the phone,” Rob said about Diddy wanting him back. “But, Puffy’s doing what he’s doing right now with all these other artists. So, I’m not gonna try to take a backseat to none of these artists that ain’t selling no records. Ain’t none of them selling more records than me. None of ‘em sold more records than me, so I’m not gon’ take a backseat to none of them dudes. None of them n*ggas is better than me. I don’t care how many records you make my man… I’m out of the contract. I’m done with Bad Boy. I got the official decision letter two days ago. So I’m officially done with Bad Boy. As of now, I’m officially a free agent. I can go anywhere I wanna go.” (Hip Hop DX)
Last month, Rob updated fans on his relationship with Puff since recently being released from jail.
“Nah,” Rob said when asked if he still had a relationship with Bad Boy. “If you tell me you love me, you tell me you my man, then I’ma take that, I’ma run with that. You feel me? So when something happens to me and you turn your back on me regardless of the situation, regardless of what we’re going through. I don’t appreciate that, I don’t respect that. Because if you’re my man, I’m always gonna be your man unless you flip on me. I was under the assumption I was family. If you follow Black Rob’s career, you know I been through a whole bunch. When the album’s getting ready to come out, I’m either in jail or somewhere I’m not supposed to be. I’m not blaming Bad Boy, let me set the record straight, I’m not blaming P. Diddy — I did that, that was me. I have no hatred…” (BET)
Last year, Rob debunked rumors of being dropped from Diddy’s label.
“I haven’t heard from these dudes, they might’ve took me off the Bad Boy website or whatever but I haven’t heard from anyone telling me what the deal is. So until I get a piece of paper saying that I’m no longer a Bad Boy artist, I’m still reppin’ that flag. I’m a team player man.” (XXL Mag)
He previously served time behind bars after being arrested in 2004 for theft.
The rapper, whose real name is Robert Ross, was arrested at 11:45 a.m. at the On the Ave Hotel for entering and remaining in a hotel room, and removing jewelry from the room without authority, according to a police spokesperson. Ross’s accomplice, Damien Ashmeade, was arrested at 3:50 p.m. (MTV)
Diddy’s current Bad Boy roster consists of himself, Cassie and Red Cafe.
Check out Diddy briefly speak on Black Rob below: