Anyone whose been a Hip-hop fan for a while knows Diddy's affinity for attaching himself to whoever is the hottest artist out at the moment. He did it with Nas, Nicki Minja, Rick Ross, and now with French Montana. He's a smart dude, and this strategy keeps him relevant.
Back when Diddy was having a bromance with Rick Ross, he struck a nerve in many Hip-hop fans when he compared Rick Ross to the Notorious B.I.G. We're Ross fans and all, but that's blasphemy! Well, recently Diddy was a guest on the DJ Whoo Kid Show, and he clarified what he meant by the comparison.
“I said on the ‘Angels’ verse, I think he channeled Biggie at night. A lot of emcees, they channel Biggie in some of their verses. You hear the influence. When you channel the influence, that doesn’t mean they’re comparing someone to them. I think I also said that he was the Biggie of the South, because I was there. I knew the effect that Biggie was having on New York and the world. I saw the effect that Ross was having on the South.”
Check out Diddy backtracking, ahem, ahem, "clarifying" his Rick Ross comparison to Biggie at the 7:45 mark: