Diddy The Drug Dealer?
Diddy is the American Dream personified. Over the years, he worked his way up from background dancer, to intern, to A&R, to CEO.
However, Mr. Combs had another pit stop along the road to gainful employment which he never spoke about…
In a recent interview with Playboy Magazine don’t ask how I know, Diddy admitted that he sold drugs very briefly. He said that he was flat broke and that his friends had money. They got their money by selling drugs, so he wanted to do the same thing.
Diddy was a young kid at the time, and says that he seriously got into the game for a minute.
“I’m out there five minutes when three cop cars pull up and officers jump out and start chasing me. I ran and got away. We reconvene in the same place two hours later. This time it’s dark, and all of a sudden a van pulls up. Cops jump out and start chasing me again. There’s a helicopter overhead with a light following me through the woods.”
That’s right. The entertainment mogul wants you to believe that he tried to sell drugs. He also wants you to believe that he got away from the cops twice as a youngster and even eluded a helicopter.
The fact that he tried to sell drugs is not too far fetched. Diddy’s late father had been a drug dealer, and he might have wanted to get in the game to follow in his footsteps.
He says that God was sending signs to him that night and that he finally left his friends and told them that drug dealing was not for him.
“I’m probably the shortest-duration drug dealer in history. That’s why you never heard me talk about it in my rhymes.”
This coming from the guy who said, “Don’t worry if I right rhymes, I write checks.”
He doesn’t write his lyrics, which is probably why he’s never talked about his brief stint in the drug game.
Not to mention the fact that it’s hard to sell crack when you’re Harlem shaking like a crackhead.
What was his sales pitch?
“I’m selling rocks, and I can’t stop. I won’t stop. As I proceed to give you dope, not weed! Take crack, take crack.”
In all seriousness, his story sounds very similar to that of Tupac Shakur. Tupac also briefly tried to sell drugs and said that the dealers told him that he was too compassionate to do it. I can believe that story because his mother struggled with the drug, so he may have had too much of a conscience to exploit his community.
For now, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that Diddy has given us another example (although a very negative and stereotypical one) as to why he is the ultimate hustler. If he announces the release of a memoir or an autobiography any time soon, though, I’ll know we’re being hustled yet again.
Do you believe Diddy’s story or do you think he’s making it all up? Does it help his “bad boy” persona at all? Let me know in the comments section.
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