Diddy, Nobody Does It Better [XXL Magazine Interview, With Pictures]

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Below is an excerpt from an interview that Diddy did with XXL magazine. Shout-out to all my peeps over at XXL, I used to intern over there.

“I am the champion of hip-hop,” he says. “Hands down, undisputed, I’m the undisputed heavyweight champion of hip-hop.”

It’s a week after the Inside the Actors Studio taping, and Diddy sits in Los Angeles’ Paramount Recording Studios. “We are going to have to deal with those facts. There is nobody that can fuck with me with what I do, which is getting busy. We are going across the board, as an entrepreneur, innovator, motivator. Who was there first? Who traveled to Europe first? The first. The first. The first. The first. I was the first.”

He lets the words hang in the air. “I was the first on the jet. I was the first running the marathon. I was the first donating millions of dollars. I was the first. I was the first with the 10 million records sold. I was the first with the label. I was the first with the renegotiations. Fuck a Forbes list—I was on the cover of Forbes. There is going to be someone that will pass me, but as long as I’m on the court, they are not going to be badder than me, because there is too much catching up to do…There is not one muthafucka that’s here now who is going to outwork me. That is not going to happen, not right now. Maybe if I slow down, but to this day, no one can fuck with me when it comes to getting busy and working.” —Thomas Golianopoulos

To read the full Diddy cover story be sure to pick up the June issue of XXL, which is on stands now!!!

Picture and story credit: XXL Magazine


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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.