(AllHipHop News) Ian Gelfand has probably helped one of your favorite rap video be made and during an appearance on Cipha Sounds’ Take It Personal, he told a story about a legendary rap video. While speaking to the sold out crowd at the UCB Theatre, Gelfand spoke on how P. Diddy was frightened by a baby tiger during the making of Nas’ “Hate Me Now” video.
Gelfand was also a producer for the Hype Williams-directed “Hot Boyz” video featuring Missy Elliott, Nas, Eve and Lil Mo. However, during the making of Nas’ “Hate Me Now”, Diddy had an encounter with a baby tiger that was apart of the video that is hilarious:
He has his champagne and he does this move and one of the tigers turns around. Baby tiger, but still, turns around and like that [makes lunging motion] and Diddy goes AHHH! Up the walls.
According to Gelfand, he still has the video evidence of Diddy screaming and was offered $50,000 for the footage from Entertainment Tonight. However, Diddy’s actions towards Steve Stoute following the release of the video is what caused Gelfand to never release the footage.
Ian Gelfand is currently executive producing Hot 97’s first TV show, This Is Hot 97 on VH1.
Check out Gelfand’s full story (And what Diddy did that made him not release the footage) below: