Bad Boy Records' Red Cafe has spoken about Diddy's recent move to Interscope and said both he and Cassie were also a part of the deal.
According to the Brooklyn, New York rapper, he is an official Interscope Records artist.
"He has a new situation at Interscope," Cafe said about Diddy. "For Dirty Money and Red Cafe and Cassie. The names that I just said, I don't know about anybody else. I know about those three names. I think Atlantic made money with [Day26] and they liked them so they kept them. That has nothing to do with me. Oh, it's about to go down. Major. It's going down big...Shout-to Puffy, he doing his thing. I'm about to turn it up, next week, the record is coming. It's 'I'm Ill,' with me and Fabolous...The album is gonna come by April." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
Speaking with radio diva Kendra G earlier this week, Diddy explained the situation he is in since leaving Atlantic Records for Interscope earlier this fall.
"I don't know why that's on the blogs like that," Diddy said about Day26 no longer on Bad Boy. "I still have my label deal with Atlantic. I didn't sell my label, like, I still have my artists that are over there. From Day26 to Janelle Monae, etc. You know what I'm saying? They're still part of Bad Boy. They're still part of Bad Boy, the Bad Boy imprint will still be on there. Unless, Day26 could just wake up and say 'We just want the label to say Atlantic' and that would be cool with me. But right now, it's Bad Boy-Atlantic, I'm there for them. I'm not abandoning any of the artists that are over there. I've been hearing that a lot on the blogs but I really don't pay attention to the blogs." (Kendra G)
According to Day26's Willie, his group is dealing solely with Atlantic Records.
"Bad Boy is always our family, but we're with Atlantic right now...we really want to get people focused on the artistry, on the music. I think a lot of people lost it with the entertainment of the show. So now, we really want to show people what we're all about, that we do our thing whether it's on stage, in the studio, writing and producing -- we do it all." (The Boom Box)
Diddy recently spoke on his business relationship with Cafe.
"He's a well-respected lyricist and emcee in the whole New York hip-hop scene," Diddy said in an interview. "But he's not the average New York rapper. He has something special. That's why we signed him...We thought it would be a great idea to collaborate, to put our forces together, to ensure the success of Red's career...He's been hustling on the scene for, like, seven years now. Maybe longer than that. He's just now coming into his own. It's a 50/50 split. It's no secret to the deal. That's the best way to do partnerships with your friends and family. Hopefully, we can join our forces together and take Red to the place he needs to be taken to." (MTV)