Ex-Bad Boy artist writes book about Diddy and Bad Boy Entertainment, may require lawyer

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dancing_with_the_devil.jpg“Who he is is exactly who he is,” says ex-Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry (no, not that Mark Curry) of his ex-boss Diddy. If that statement is your kind of truth, you can expect a lot more of it in his new book, the subtly-titled Dancing With The Devil.
Curry appeared on Diddy’s 2001 hit “Bad Boy For Life”, which I’m not ashamed to say I bloody love. “We-ain’t… going-nowhere… we-can’t-be-stopped-now, cuz it’s Bad Boy for life.” You know, I’m going to fire that song up right now.
So anyway, Mark Curry has a fair bit to say about his time as Diddy’s employee. Remember how Diddy used to appear in just about every video anyone on his label ever put out? Curry reckons Diddy charged for those appearances.

In the book, Curry claims:

“Puff charged the artists for his appearances on their records and in the videos, usually without their realizing it until they received their royalty statements.”

It’s at this point you can’t help but pray that Mark Curry has access to some rather good lawyers. Especially as he goes on to state:

“He charged artists, for example, for having his Bentley in their videos — which he insisted upon — then took a tax credit for business use of the car.”

Now, in the “brave or stupid?” debate that will doubtless follow whatever shit Mark Curry ends up in from here on, I’d like to come down on the side of “brave”.
But then you see him chatting on video and get the suspish that he isn’t the quickest caddy in the fleet, which makes you suspect “stupid” might win out:

Dancing With The Devil
is available now – buy it here

Or – just read a free extract from the book here
[via SOHH.com]

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