On "Coming Home," the latest single from Diddy-Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris, the rap mogul contemplates having a touchy conversation with his kids down the road.
"What if my twins ask why I ain't marry their mom?" he raps on the number. "Damn, how do I respond?"
During an appearance on "The View" on Tuesday (December 14), host Barbara Walters pressed Diddy about the line.
"What's your trouble, is what I'm trying to get at," she asked.
Diddy answered, explaining that his fractured upbringing, among other things, has been a factor in his ongoing bachelorhood.
"The reason of it, why I'm not married yet, I don't have the exact reason," he said. "Some things in life, you don't have the exact reason why you're not. I know that I haven't been ready; I know there's other reasons in my life.
"My father was killed when I was 3 years old, and my mother was a very strong woman and she said, 'Well I loved your father and I'm not gonna have another man around. There's not gonna be anyone else around, and that's how it's gonna be.' But then on the flip side, I never got a chance to see the way a family lives."
Diddy, however, insisted he wasn't making excuses, just giving up some details about his background. He then opened up about the three mothers of his six children: "It's like a movie," he said.
The Bad Boy Records CEO said he met the women all in the same year, roughly. "At different times in my life, as my heart got broken by one, I cried on the shoulder of another," he revealed.
That explanation led co-host Joy Behar to quip, "like 'Big Love,' " referring to HBO's polygamy drama, which drew laughs from the audience.
"It wasn't at the same time," Diddy responded. "Life isn't something you can predict. Every woman that I was with, that I had a child with, they did deserve for me to marry them. But there's things going on in my life ... I'm not gonna say it's all the way me, but I'll take responsibility as a man."
After making those revelations, Diddy was ready to hit the stage. He was joined by his Diddy-Dirty Money ladies, Dawn Richard and Kalenna, for a performance of "Coming Home."
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