Diddy Calls Journalist Martin Bashir's Questions 'Racist'

The 'Nightline' reporter wouldn't have grilled another mogul about gifting his teen son a Maybach, the Bad Boy boss tells Vibe.

[artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist] is one of the most money-earnin' moguls in entertainment and the star doesn't think anybody should question how he spends his green when it comes to his kids. In the August/September issue of Vibe magazine, the Bad Boy boss sounds off about a June "Nightline" interview with ABC News reporter Martin Bashir, during which the journalist grilled him about lavishing his son with an expensive ride for his 16th birthday.

"The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that's really like a racist question," Diddy tells the mag. "You don't ask white people what they buy their kids. And they buy 'em Porsches and convertible Bentleys, and it ain't no question. It's really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way that people still look at you. And I'm not saying that consciously he's a racist. But he probably don't even realize that he would not ask Steve Jobs that. He would be like Steve Jobs has that money and that's the gift his kid is supposed to get."

Diddy also said he regretted the sit-down with Bashir, who generated a lot of attention with his 2003 documentary "Living With Michael Jackson".

"There were times in the interview when I had to give him an ultimatum. The questions weren't being handled the right way. In hindsight, when I saw him, I shouldn't [have] done the interview because I know the style of interview that he does," Diddy said.

Diddy graces the magazine's 15th annual "Juice" issue, sharing the cover with members of his extended Bad Boy and Dream Team crew, including Rick Ross and Janelle Monáe. He also opened up about hitting the studio with fellow production master Dr. Dre.

"I was in the studio with Dre the other day. He started working on a record for me. Watching him as a producer is watching greatness," Diddy said. The mogul also added that he and the Chronic legend have a lot in common when it comes to crafting a record. "We had a lot of similar traits. It was like looking in the mirror. He would ask questions like, 'How you feel about this?' People don't really understand true producers want to know how you feel about things. We are some of the most observant people on the planet."

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