Diddy Says Hip-Hop Will Miss Lil Wayne’s ‘Energy’ During Jail Time

Weezy shot footage for Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Strobe Lights' video over the weekend.

On Monday, Lil Wayne sent an exclusive pre-jail clip to MTV News in which he’s seen before and after filming scenes for [artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist]-Dirty Money’s upcoming “Strobe Lights” video at Miami’s Fountainebleu hotel. We caught up with Puff to get some more details on the track.

“On Last Train to Paris, Wayne is on the album, Drake is on the album, we’re trying to get Hov on the album, trying to get Janelle Monáe on the album,” Diddy told MTV News. “Everybody that’s on the album, it’s not done in a regular appearance way. It’s done in a unique way that’s authentic. It’s not about a single or [album sales]. It doesn’t have that behind it. Wayne is on a record that’s called ‘Strobe Lights.’ It’s one of the first records where I hear him talking about love and how love has affected him. That’s the type of things I wanted to get out of people if they were on the album. I wanted people to get out of their comfort zone and do something that was special. He did the video for me over the weekend. ‘Strobe Lights,’ it’s gonna be tough.”

Lil Wayne has shot almost 20 videos over the past couple of months in preparation for going to jail this week. Weezy was supposed to be sentenced Tuesday (March 2), but it was delayed due to a fire in the New York courthouse where he was set to be sentenced. Diddy said there will be a void with the electric entertainer gone.

“I think we gonna miss a certain energy that Wayne has,” Diddy said. “The beauty about it is, he’ll be back, and hopefully he’ll come back a better person. Whenever we get in trouble, we’re in the public spotlight. So hopefully there’s a lot of kids out there who could learn from any mistakes that we may have put ourselves in, even if we’re not guilty of the crime sometimes. We are human. People have to learn: ‘Make sure you know where you’re going, who you riding with, what the situation is.’ We’re targets. I’m just happy he doesn’t have to do a lot of time and that he’ll be out, and hopefully he’ll use the time wisely and use it in a positive way.”