*Sean “Diddy” Combs visited Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Sunday to plug his perfume and dish about a variety of topics, from whether or not he will ever get married, to his favorite memory of the Notorious B.I.G., to performing at the Super Bowl during Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction debacle.
He also played “Plead the Fifth,” during which host Andy Cohen asked him what designer he would never be caught wearing, whether or not he banned his son from ever appearing on “Empire” and what he thinks of Kanye West diminishing the success of other artists in support of Beyonce.
Watch all of his answers below:
Diddy also did an interview with the Associated Press over the weekend, where the topics ranged from whether or not he would ever run for political office, to what he thinks of Jay Z’s Tidal, to unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray:
“Baltimore is something that people have to realize is not just something that is just occurring over this one tragedy,” he said. “The black community are the forgotten ones — just like people are in poverty all over this country, but especially the black community. So you have a lot of built-up frustration especially in the kids that see their future is bleak and they are being forgotten. People need to pay attention to that. …. Something has to change soon.”
AP: You have the music, the clothes, and the scent, the vodka line; what else can you do?
Diddy: It’s philanthropy. So for me, it’s what change can I make. So you were talking about Baltimore and Ferguson. As an African-American man, I have a responsibility in the future. I want to be able to do more things to affect change.
AP: Would running for political office be one of them?
Diddy: No not at all. I love what I do. I don’t like politics. I’m not a big talker. If I say I’m gonna run a marathon, I’m gonna run it. If I say I’m gonna put out a fragrance, I’m gonna put out a fragrance. If I say I’m gonna change the world for the positive, that’s what I’m gonna do.
AP: The music business has changed. Is it important for artist to adapt to find other revenue streams?
Diddy: I’m an artist, but I’m also a businessman. As a businessman it was important for me to diversify. I didn’t just look at myself as someone making music, I make lifestyles, so for me it was diversifying and just loving business and figuring out how to market and create brands for this generation, (which) is something I specialize in.
AP: When are you going back into the studio?
Diddy: I’m going back in the studio now. I’m producing other people now. That’s how I started, producing. So I’m just in there having fun and really just experimenting with some things. But being able to launch new artists or artists that want a different sound for their next album — it’s exciting to get back into producing.
AP: Plans for a new Diddy album?
Diddy: If I come up with something great, I’ll make sure I release something.
AP: What are your thoughts on Tidal (Jay-Z’s music streaming service)?
Diddy: It’s a great idea for the artist to be involved in the distribution. Everything takes time, so we’ll see in the next couple of years. But I would bet on Jay-Z.