Four years in prison has altered the relationship between former Bad Boy artist Black Rob and the label’s owner, Diddy. After being released from incarceration this past week, Black Rob has made public his severed ties with his former boss, claiming that Diddy turned his back on him.
“If you tell me you love me and you tell me you my man, I’m going to take that and run with that,” he said in an exclusive interview with BET on Friday. “When something happens to me and you turn your back on me–regardless of the situation, regardless of what we been through–I don’t appreciate that…I don’t respect that. If you my man, I’m going to always be your man unless you flip on me. I was under the assumption that I was family.”
The rapper was sent to jail in 2006 after failing to show up to court on a grand larceny matter. Although he is no longer with Bad Boy, and holds personal issues with Diddy, he says that he takes full responsibility for his actions. “I’m not blaming Bad Boy,” he assured. “Let’s set the record straight. I’m not blaming P. Diddy, I’m not blaming Harve Pierre [president of Bad Boy] for my situation. That was me. I did that. I have no hatred in my heart. I don’t want to retaliate and I don’t want to make any records about Bad Boy.”
Diddy has made no comments about Black Rob’s release from prison.