Diddy Explains Management Roles With Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj

Saying his partnership with Ross is great Diddy, adds that he and Nicki have "purposely not defined" exactly what their working relationship means.

“As the industry changes, you’ve got to change with the industry just as a hustler,” Diddy told Funkmaster Flex, when rece tly asked what roles his management company performs. Long known for his work guiding the careers of Lil Kim, Notorious B.I.G and others, Sean Combs has confirmed rumors that he is lending his business expertise to the likes of Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross. The exact nature of both partnerships is still somewhat a mystery, and apparently that’s exactly how everyone prefers things.

“With Ross, I feel like we’ve done a great job,” Diddy added. “With the Nicki thing; the Nicki thing is something that even me and her have made sure that we haven’t defined and kept a mystery. I don’t go around saying ‘I’m her manager,’ or it’s this or it’s that. We work together in a certain type of unofficial capacity. She’s a very strong-headed, intelligent, young lady. She really does a lot of things herself, and whatever ways I can assist the situation, and whatever that title is, that’s what I do. I play my position on the team.”

The statements to Flex come as the only real confirmation from either Diddy or Nicki, amid rumors of management changes and fraudulent show promotions. Meanwhile things are more visible with the Rick Ross partnership, as both Diddy and his Ciroc brand vodka have appeared in recent Ross videos. Ross also recently locked down a cameo in a Nike commercial, and may have something else in the works with Diddy.

“People were saying they really liked the whole look and feel of me and Ross together…the whole chemistry that we have,” Diddy explained. “It’s a fun project. It’s going back to the overall No Way Out swagger of things. It’s starting with Last Train to Paris and going into Bugatti Boys.”

All three artists figure to have a presence in the fourth quarter. In addition to touring, Ross hopes to re-release his Teflon Don album. Additionally, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday will be released on November 22, while Diddy’s Last Train To Paris is scheduled for a December 14 release.

12 Comments

  • Bowski

    I swear I've always said it, regardless of how much it makes your skin crawl, but "Puff is necessary in rap music today". I mean the dude is a hustler always placing himself in the relevancy of the business either behind the scenes or in the fore front, either by attaching himself to hot up and coming artists, or cameos in certain peoples videos, everything he does is calculated to further his own brand name. The nigga is necessary in rap and I cant hate on him just for that reason. In MOST if not ALL rap music debates today, Puff's name will always be mentioned. Need I remind y'all that if not for Puff we wouldn't know of Biggie, Lox, Mase, Mary J Blige, Lil Kim, and so on. This nigga was in B2K's video back in the day for Christ's sake as if that wasn't a crazy enough sight to see(lol). How can you hate on this nigga yo???? He is relevant in the game whether we like to admit it or not, DAMN THIS NIGGA PUFF (lol).

  • Anonymous

    i like nicki. i dont like ross. but he is getting hella play real talk do you like titties? big bootys? drugs? jackass pranks? check out the new hiphop booty webshow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEwG5BCujS4

  • c red

    good move with ross hes having a good year

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  • paco

    I wish diddy was dead he got bigge killed fuck him and fat gay ass rick ross fake fucks

    • EEZY503

      ^ SMFH What logic are you using to come to this equation? If there is one thing everyone can agree on regarding Puff, it's that he is obviously a very fucking good businessman; exactly why you always see him in the top 3-5 every year of Forbes list of highest paid hip-hop artists for the year. If Puff was really going to have BIG killed, wouldn't he have made sure to have more damn music recorded? Think about where Puff would be if Biggie had recorded as much material as 2Pac before he died!!! Puff was 2nd on the Forbes list of highest paid rappers for 2010 with $30 million and I thought he was just making shitty TV shows lately. ....Not to mention the fact that if BIG were still alive Bad Boy and Puff would probably still be relevant just because of Biggie. Pretty much any damn way you look at it Paco doesn't get it and probably wasn't even tying his own shoes when Ready To Die blew up.

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  • crimewave

    he's basically a dick riding faggot...nicki too big for puffy... outside of biggie, puff has shown he's really only good at handling one album type artists...he can't do what someone like nicki needs... ...and did i mention he's also a dick riding faggot??

  • DayNAaaaaight

    “With the Nicki thing; the Nicki thing is something that even me and her have made sure that we haven’t defined and kept a mystery. I don’t go around saying ‘I’m her manager,’ or it’s this or it’s that. We work together in a certain type of unofficial capacity." Translation: WE FUCKIN.

  • DX Staff

    Manaj talking about her management choices http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJh4reO0WPg

  • Anonymous

    he's basically an image consultant

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