5/14/2004 Add a comment

As if P. Diddy wasn't full of enough crap, here's his reasoning behind disbanding Da Band: "'Initially my goal with Da Band was to make sure the world saw realistically how serious hip-hop was,' Diddy told The Associated Press on Thursday. 'So at times it was kind of embarrassing to me the way they were portraying themselves. ... The venture with Da Band was successful because it had the TV backing. But at the end of the day, it's not worth me getting money for something I think misrepresents what [my record label] Bad Boy and hip-hop is about.' By misrepresenting, Diddy meant all the screaming arguments, scuffles, missed appointments, legal entanglements and frequent hardheadedness that the six-member group displayed during two seasons on the hit MTV reality show. Diddy has an MTV production deal, which could possibly result in another 'Making The Band' with a whole new set of would-be superstars."

Congrats, P. Diddy, you have finally realized that there is no point in "getting money" for misrepresenting what hip-hop is all about. Now if you could turn in every penny you've made on your talentless career we can begin to undo the damage and try to recall what hip-hop is really all about.

But of course, note that even though he disbanded the first "Da Band," he's likely going to try another round with his lucrative MTV production contract. This time without any of the squabbling or hard-headedness that these young hip-hoppers introduced to the world of hip-hop and tainted the artistic integrity of the genre. ben