The Lox member reveals that after giving the Bad Boy Records founder ‘Benjamins’, ‘Victory’, ‘Senorita’ and a couple remixes, he ‘used to feel like it was taking away too much of [him].’
AceShowbiz –Jadakiss admitted that he hard time ghostwriting for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs during his stint on the latter’s Bad Boy Records. The LOX member made the honest confession when appearing on Smoke DZA‘s “Personal Party” podcast. He also explained the reason why he hated the process.
“I really hate it,” the 47-year-old Yonkers native confessed in the Tuesday, September 20 episode of the podcast. “After giving [Diddy] ‘Benjamins’, ‘Victory’, ‘Senorita’ and a couple remixes I used to feel like it was taking away too much of me.”
“I didn’t know how to morph. It ain’t like he was a n***a that I knew my whole life and I could describe him how I think he should be,” he added. “I ain’t feel like I could write the bars for myself and give it to him, because I ain’t feel like it fit him.”
“He had too much money. I was still extra grungy,” the emcee, whose real name is Jason Terrance Phillips, elaborated further. “My mind couldn’t think of that much Versace or being on that type of financial level.”
Jadakiss, who is signed with Jay-Z‘s Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam, went on to stress that “it used to conflict with me writing for him.” However, it wasn’t a big deal at all for Diddy. Jadakiss said, “But he just used to tell me, ‘Give me the s**t that you would say for you.’ I’m like, ‘It ain’t gon’ fit for you.’ He used to know how to make it work.”
Despite longer working together, Jadakiss and Diddy remain good friends. Following The Lox and Dipset’s now-famous Verzuz hits battle in 2021, the “I’ll Be Missing You” spitter congratulated Jadakiss’ stellar performance and commended him for writing his “Benjamins” lyrics.
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