"I'm not amping this up," he said in part four of his Biggie confessional video blog. "It deserves to be honored at the Academy Awards. I've seen everything that was honored this year, from [movie id="371022"]'The Wrestler'[/movie] to [movie id="364450"]'Slumdog Millionaire.'[/movie] This joint right here, to me, is greater than those. I don't wanna sugarcoat it. Those are great movies. But this one, we have the privilege to be honest.
"It'd be a tragedy if you don't give this movie some jewelry," Diddy added.
In "The Confessional, Part 2: The L.A. Story," Diddy said the day that Biggie was killed, he was not supposed to be in Los Angeles. Diddy recalled how his friend called him and said he wanted to postpone a scheduled trip to London, insisting that they party instead. The rapper had recently wrapped recording for his sophomore album, Life After Death, and wanted to hang out with the Bad Boy family and Junior M.A.F.I.A. to celebrate.
"I said, 'Yes, aiight, we'll hang out,' " Diddy said, and [artist id="13432"]Biggie[/artist] was gunned down after leaving the Vibe party they attended. "It's a call that I always, always, always remember. There wasn't a way I could talk him out of it. I didn't run Biggie. He was his own man at the end of the day, and he just wasn't gonna go [to London]. It was just ... the call plays over and over in my head. Like, what if he would have just gotten on the plane? ... Some things are just meant to be for reasons that are beyond and above us."
Diddy also divulged his thoughts on Biggie and [artist id="1021"]Tupac[/artist], likening the pair to "Tom and Jerry." Diddy repeated the often-told tale of the two Geminis hitting it off immediately.
"You could not separate these two," he said. "The energy they had together. There wasn't no one trying to be a gangster or a thug. I witnessed it, there was so much love and so much admiration. Their relationship was for real. It was like two children in grade school that just hit it off and just hung out with each other all the time."
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