In honor of the release of ‘Notorious’, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs talked about how Biggie’s death has affected people as a whole and how the film is giving fans their spirit back. “It changed me,” Diddy said of B.I.G.’s murder. “It broke my heart. it took my spirit. I can honestly say and confess, me making music, me producing music hasn’t been the same since Biggie passed away. It hasn’t been fun for me… I was still doing my thing at 80%, but a major part of me was gone and I just wasn’t having fun.” Diddy said seeing the movie “made me want to get my spirit back.”
In part two, Diddy says Biggie wasn’t supposed to be in Los Angeles the day that he was killed. He was supposed to go to London, but instead wanted to stay around to hang out with Diddy to celebrate the release of his new album. “It was a call that I’ll always remember,” Diddy said. “There wasn’t a way for me to talk him out of it. I didn’t run Biggie. The call just plays over and over in my head. What if he just got on the plane?”
In part three, Diddy said that despite all the talk, there was “so much love and admiration” between Biggie and Tupac Shakur. “The whole east west thing started, we were caught off guard, and that broke my man’s heart,” Diddy said. “He did not make ‘Who Shot Ya’ about Tupac. That freestyle was done a long long time ago. The crazy thing about music is that things come to fruition. You got to watch what you put out.” Diddy added that when Tupac got shot, he could feel Biggie praying everything was alright. “We didn’t care about nothing that was done before, we were like, c’mon, pull through, pull through. After that, Big was depressed for days.”
Watch the three part commentary below.