Diddy appeared on ABC News’ “Nightline” on Thursday night and spoke to Martin Bashir about his Last Train to Paris album, his role in the movie “Get Him to the Greek” and his various other business ventures.
But what Bashir really wanted the Bad Boy Records CEO to discuss was the murders of the Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. And though Diddy did talk about Biggie’s last day at a Paris press conference on Thursday, he told Bashir that he had talked about that topic enough in the past.
“I decided that it was something that I just wasn’t really gonna be talking about anymore,” Diddy told the probing host about Biggie’s death. “It was in the past, and I’ve talked about it so much. I love him, I miss him, and he’s one of my best friends. It was a tragic loss.”
Bashir, who has a reputation for aggressive questioning (particularly in his Michael Jackson interview in 2003 ), continued to ask the superstar if he had any information on the two deaths that rocked the hip-hop world over a decade ago.
“No, No idea.” Diddy said. “I feel the loss of my friend. … I feel the loss of Tupac.”
Later in the interview, Bashir discussed the birthday bash Diddy threw for his son early this year that was featured on an episode of MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16.” The mogul defended his decision to give his son a Maybach car valued at over $400,000.
In regards to fatherhood, Diddy called it both his greatest joy and his biggest challenge.
“I definitely enjoy the responsibility of fatherhood,” explained the father of six. “It’s probably one of the things I can honestly say I’m not the most successful at. I feel that my kids deserve more personal time from me. ”
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