The Bad Boy mogul made the revelation during an Instagram Live chat with the Toronto singer and rapper, which came as part of Diddy’s much talked-about R&B debate.
“I’m on a love frequency, but you know I got a mean toxic side to me,” Diddy told Lanez. “And n-gga, when I throw that PLAYBOY [Lanez’ 2021 project] on, I can leave that bitch on muthafuckin’ repeat and really let it do its thing.”
Diddy then went on to call the Chixtape hitmaker one of his “favourite R&B artists” and explained when he enjoys listening to his music the most.
“That’s what I’m listening to in the crib when I’m getting … when I’m doing my thing, you know what I’m saying, with my lady, when I’m just, mmmmmmm, when I’m in that muthafuckin’ vibe.”
He added: “And everybody gotta stop fronting. When they get in that vibe, they know they go get some of that Tory Lanez. Tory Lanez got a good six joints on the smashing playlist.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) August 20, 2022
Puff went on Instagram Live on Thursday night (August 18) and invited Dupri into the session. Feeling confident about his chances in a head-to-head, Diddy said: “JD, if you want that smoke, you can get that smoke anytime.”
Jermaine Dupri, who was sat beside his production partner Bryan-Michael Cox, told Diddy to “relax” before agreeing to set up an event in Atlanta. But instead of battling, they want to showcase the history of their respective labels, Bad Boy Records and So So Def Recordings, by simply playing all of their hits with no drama.
“Since we ain’t fucking with Verzuz no more since ’cause they fucking around with our boys, we don’t need to be going against each other,” Diddy said. “Let’s come together and do that Bad Boy, So So Def in Atlanta. It ain’t no Verzuz, it’s just hit for hit.”
Diddy later clarified what he meant when he said “since we ain’t fucking with Verzuz no more” in a separate post, explaining that he meant to say “Triller” in light of an ongoing lawsuit between Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and the video-sharing social networking service.
“When me and [Jermaine Dupri] were talking about Verzuz, I mistakenly said Verzuz instead of Triller,” he clarified, speaking about an earlier IG Live with the So So Def producer. “So to clarify it, we’re not fucking with Triller until they take care of Swizz and Tim for Verzuz.”
He repeated: “Nobody fucks with Triller until they take care of Tim and Swizz because Tim and Swizz is Verzuz. Am I being clear?”