On Rick Ross’ Biggie-inspired record, “Nobody,” the song begins with an intro from Diddy who can be heard proclaiming “You don't wanna embrace your destiny. You wanna get by. You don't wanna go into the mothafuckin' dark where it's lonely.” According to Ross, that excerpt from Diddy was from a real recording a Revolt TV employee obtained while the Bad Boy Records founder was “schooling some dudes.”
The Miami emcee wouldn’t reveal the identity of the person or persons Diddy was speaking to during his session, but did reveal that it was not French Montana, an artist who also appears on “Nobody.”
“Cause that was really a Puff session,” Ross said during an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club. “Going in on [someone]…That was him schooling some dudes. And I’mma keep it clear, it wasn’t French Montana. It was him schooling some dudes. And the little homie from Revolt, you know, just politely kept that record button on. So, that’s my little homie. So, when he played it for me I’m like ‘Yo, let’s transfer this, man.’ And we made it right and when I went and played it for Puff, you know, I kept it 100. Told him ‘I know what the set was. I’ll never give up who you was talking to.’ Because y’all know ‘em.”
Ross also addressed a picture former rival 50 Cent posted on his Instagram page. In the picture, which has since been taken down, Diddy and Ross can be seen standing face-to-face. Ross says he has yet to see the picture and suggested that Fifty reintroduce his Pimpin’ Curly character, an individual who was highly present during 50 Cent and Ross’ feud years ago.
“I mean, was he in his Pimpin’ Curly mode? If he wasn’t in Pimpin’ Curly you know I ain’t really move. Nah, not at all,” the Maybach Music Group rapper said when asked if he had seen the picture 50 Cent posted. “You know we ain’t got time for that. We winning. Check the scoreboard. We running the numbers up high…Other than that put the wigs on for us. That’s when we enjoyed it and we laughed. Put the wigs on. You know what I mean? Go back to that. Other than that we gon’ keep getting this money.”
The Mastermind creator briefly touched on a recent shooting, which took place outside of his album release party in Atlanta. Ross referred to the shooting as unfortunate and says he didn’t find out about the incident until the next morning.
“You know just performing in clubs and things like that, those types of things happen,” he said. “You know what I’m saying? When I finally got the word of what it was—you know, shout out to the deejay. Yeah, Bistro. He a super cool dude. I don’t wanna speculate on it, but they say they hit homie. So, that was unfortunate, but other than that the entire night it went well. You know what I’m saying? Me, Puff we went and balled out. Puff and them peeled off right before me. Peeled out and you just wake up in the morning to the news, the text, and all that.”
The deejay involved in the Atlanta incident was reportedly shot in the leg during a shootout with two off-duty police officers outside of Velvet Room nightclub around 4 A.M. on March 3, the day of Mastermind’s release.