A former Bad Boy Entertainment intern is making headlines this week as reports claim the renowned label is being sued for demanding unlawful duties during a four-month stint.
Details of the suit surfaced Tuesday (August 20) with a description of the duties female Rashida Salaam had to perform.
Sean Combs is a corporate tyrant who had the audacity to force an unpaid intern to … gasp … GET COFFEE … this according a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. The person behind the suit is Rashida Salaam — who claims she took a gig as an unpaid intern for Bad Boy Entertainment from January 2012 to May 2012 and couldn’t BELIEVE the kinds of work they had her do for free: — answering telephones — getting lunch and coffee for paid employees — making deliveries — gift-wrapping presents — decorating the office during holidays (TMZ)
Salaam could have a case on her hands due to restrictions placed on internships.
Just torture … Salaam probably has a real case, thanks to recent changes in the law regarding unpaid internships (no more free labor for course credit) … but we’re guessing she’s probably hurting her chance at landing a full-time gig with the company by filing the suit. We reached out to BBE for comment — so far, no word back. (TMZ)
Outside of legal issues, Diddy recently toppled his fellow rap moguls on Forbes’ annual “Wealthiest Artists” list.
Sean “Diddy” Combs rose to mainstream fame in the late 1990s rapping about his desire for Benjamins, otherwise known as $100 bills. A decade and a half later, he might need to consider some larger denominations–McKinleys, Clevelands and Madisons, perhaps–to express his wealth. Diddy ranks No. 1 on this year’s Forbes Five, our list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists, with an estimated net worth of $580 million. The bulk of the Bad Boy Records founder’s wealth comes from non-musical ventures, namely his deal with Diageo’s Ciroc. The agreement entitles him to eight-figure annual payouts and a nine-figure windfall if the brand is ever sold–and Ciroc’s value has never been higher. (Forbes)
Back in February, Puffy announced his involvement in water beverage company AQUAhydrate.
Entertainment powerhouse Sean “Diddy” Combs and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg today announced a joint venture with Southern California-based fitness and wellness water brand, AQUAhydrate. Per the arrangement, Combs and Wahlberg will oversee business strategy along with CEO John Cochran, formerly President of Fiji Water. Together they will help drive the AQUAhydrate vision and be instrumental in helping secure retail partnerships for the water brand, such as their recently signed deals with Safeway, Kroger and GNC. (Real Talk NY)