For the start of the new year, Bad Boy Records founder-turned-entrepreneur Puff Daddy offered somewhat of a pep talk to his Instagram followers. In a series of Instagram videos, Puff warned that 2014 was his vacation and that he plans to “leave nothing on the table” in 2015.
He then encouraged his followers to be leaders and “hustle harder” in the new year.
“2014, that was my vacation. 2015. Damn, I ain’t gonna leave nothing on the table, baby,” Puff said in a video posted on Loudlocker. “I’m fuckin’ greedy. You think I’m talking about some money? Niggas on my comment page saying ‘Damn Diddy, leave some for the rest of us.’ Nigga [if] you don’t hustle, you don’t eat. You don’t hustle, you don’t eat, nigga. Hustle harder. They ain’t never gonna hustle hard as me. You think I do this shit for the money…’Why you so mad Diddy?’ I’m not mad. I’m disappointed.
“[I’m] giving you the blueprint to get it out here and you don’t wanna do what it takes,” he added. “You wanna stay on your Instagram all day. Taking mothafuckin’ selfies and you ain’t hustling hard. Hustle harder, bitch. See it’s 2015, man. You get a fresh new start. I want you to feel what it feels like to be able to give your family whatever they want in the world. I want you to be able to tell your mama, ‘Mama, just dream anything and I’ll get it for you.’ Now this the last thing I’mma say to you. Don’t be following people. Be a leader.”
Despite 2014 serving as his “vacation,” Puff was one of a handful of artists featured on Forbes’ 2014 Hip Hop Cash Kings list. According to Forbes, Puff’s income for the year topped off at $60 million.
For additional Puff Daddy coverage, watch the following DX Daily: