Did Diddy Really Ruin Hip-Hop? This NYC Rapper Sure Thinks So .. And He Is Not Holding Back

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Although there are several legal allegations against Diddy, some are more worried about his cultural impact on the music industry.

Over the weekend, New York City rapper and actor Saigon took to social media and went in on the Bad Boy founder, writing on X, “This negro Puffy flipped Hip-Hop culture into all about worshipping nothing but $$$…”

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He continued, “Thats why Im kinda glad they got his a** up outta here. Go look at the content in Hip-Hop music before that “All About The Benjamins” song … Creativity mattered..”

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This isn’t the only criticism Saigon has had for Puff. In November 2023, when the allegations against Diddy initially started to pour in, the New York City rapper wrote on X, “Daaamn…. Who thinks Diddy Did It ???? I told myself years ago if fame and money comes with all this type of ish, they can KEEP it.. I stepped away from all this shit to raise my babies and I dont regret ONE second of it.”

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Culturally, Saigon has a point. Puff is definitely partly responsible for hip-hop becoming one of the more popular genres in the world. He helped commercialize the genre and took it to new heights. But it’s hard to say that he’s solely responsible for what the genre has become today.

But in the end, Diddy is probably more pressed about the litany of lawsuits he is facing. The latest one was brought by music producer Rodney “Lil Rod,” who claimed that he recorded audio and video of Diddy and his staff engaging in “illegal activity” in a lengthy 73-page complaint.

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In a separate suit, filed in December, a woman claimed that she was trafficked and gang-raped by Diddy, former Bad Boy Entertainment President Harve Pierre, and an unidentified third man in Manhattan back in 2003 when she was only 17.

She claims that she “suffered monetary damages, physical injury, pain and suffering, and serious psychological and emotional distress, entitling her to an award of compensatory and punitive damages.”

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Diddy has since filed a formal response to the suit and the judge looking over the case ruled that the woman must include her real name in the suit since she originally filed as a Jane Doe.

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