Rick Ross and French Montana deliver an unforgettable performance on the Boss’ new single “Nobody,” but Bad Boy CEO Diddy absolutely stole the show.
The standout Mastermind track samples audio of Puff passionately tearing down and somehow trying to motivate an unknown member of his team. Ross told “RapFix Live” that the audio came from a very real conversation and while he told us that it wasn’t French Montana on the receiving end of the rant, he left the door open.
“When I took [the rant] and chopped it up and put it on my record I gave him my word. I would never reveal who it was that he was scolding because it’s someone you know,” Ross told us on March 6.
So when former Bad Boy artist King Los stopped by the “RFL” couch on Wednesday (March 19), we asked him whether he was on the receiving end of Diddy’s tongue-lashing.
“I love the mystique of this. I’ma let this play out a little bit, but boy, your intuitive skills, man,” Los told Sway insinuating that he may have been the one Diddy was talking to.
On the track, the music mogul warns of unsavory individuals ready to bring members of his team down. “These n—as is roaches. These n—as is mere mother—in’ mortals,” Puffs barks on the track. “You wanna walk around with them or you wanna walk with God, n—a?”
“I had something to do with it,” Los admitted, being very vague about the whole thing.
Earlier on Wednesday, Los announced on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show that he has parted ways with Diddy and Bad Boy.
Los signed with Bad Boy in February 2012 and it was MTV News that broke the story. It was the Baltimore rapper’s second stint with the label. He signed his first deal with Puff in 2005, but that dissolved some years later.
“Forever in the Bad Boy family, just I’ve chose to explore other endeavors just like my mentor; just like Puff,” Los said on “RapFix” today.
Whether or not that Rick Ross skit had anything to do with Los’ departure from the label, or was directed at him at all, is unclear. Los instead just chooses to give small pieces of the story.
“I have the full conversation, that’s only bits and fragments,” he said. “Man, listen: it was some more devastating things said.”