Jadakiss Says He 'Really Hated' Ghostwriting for Diddy

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Image via Getty/Johnny Nunez
Image via Getty/Johnny Nunez

On a new episode of The Personal Party Podcast, Jadakiss spoke about his experiences ghostwriting for Diddy and said he “really hated” doing it.

“I really hated it. Puff, after giving him “[It’s All About] The Benjamins,” "Señorita," "Victory." ... A couple remixes—I used to feel like it was taking away too much of me,” he explained, as can be seen in the clip below. “I ain’t know how to morph. It ain’t like he a n***a that I knew my whole life that I can just scribe him how I think he should be.”

The LOX rapper explained that they just didn’t know each other in a way that made it easy for him to write from Diddy’s perspective. “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 continued. “He had too much money. I was still extra grungy. My mind couldn't think of that much Versace, or being on that type of financial level. So it used to conflict with me writing for him. But he just used to tell me, 'Give me the shit that you would say for you.' I'm like, 'It ain't gon' fit for you.' But he used to know how to make it work."

When Jadakiss first penned tracks for Diddy, he had yet to release either a solo studio album or a full-length project with The LOX. He signed to Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in ‘94, and made a number of guest appearances before working on Diddy’s ‘97 debut as Puff Daddy, No Way Out. The LOX later released their debut, Money, Power & Respect, the following year.

Check out the clip above, and watch the full episode of the podcast below.

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