Diddy is insisting he wasn’t trying to taunt Jennifer Lopez when he posted a throwback photo from when they dated.
The rapper addresses the headline-making photo in a new interview with Vanity Fair.
“It wasn’t no trolling involved, that’s just my friend,” he said.
The Post Heard Round The World
The Ciroc owner made headlines in May for sharing the early-2000s photo amid her reunion with Ben Affleck. At the time, folks on social media took the post as a sign that Diddy was trying to shoot his shot with the newly single singer turned actress.
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Diddy, who now goes by the name “Love,” also told the publication he has no thoughts on Jlo’s reignited relationship with Affleck.
” I don’t have nothing to say about her relationship or her life,” he added.
The One That Got Away
The 51-year-old “Coming Home” rapper did, however, acknowledge that the only woman who could’ve ever made him transform from perpetual bachelor to married man would’ve been the late Kim Porter, the mother of three of his six children.
“And so, you know, I had to start to deal with it when I lost Kim. ’Cause I was like, man, you had it. I’m not saying I would do any of it differently. God willing—I would have had more time,” he says, then adds, “I look at my life as I got a second chance. I’m on my second mountain.”
For the magazine’s September issue, Diddy is featured in a spread with his twin daughters with Porter, D’Lila Star and Jessie James and daughter Chance.
Praying For His Purpose
While his children want him to settle down, he says he’s finally found his purpose.
“I feel like God sent me, God, put on my heart, ‘What’s your purpose?’ I was looking at all these things, it’s preachers and just different people talking about purpose because I was like, man, purpose is something deep. Have I really found my purpose? I know I’m making money and I’m successful and I’m changing the game so called, but is that my purpose? And then I really prayed on it and God told me, ‘Your purpose is to play a part in saving the Black race.’ And then I immediately, I was like, I need to talk to Harry Belafonte.”
He tells VF Belafonte was a model for the kind of activism he envisions for this next stage of his public life.
“The person that was able to go and do Bad Boy, if he’s in charge of bringing us together, it sounds like, ‘That’s the right motherfucker.’ ”