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Puff Daddy Announces Retirement From Music, Puts 100% Into Film

“I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it once last time.”

In an interview with a forthcoming issue of Cigar Aficionado, Puff Daddy reveals that he’s retiring from music and spending his time in doing film. If this is indeed true, it will mark the end of his 20-year music career, and will allow him to spend more time with his family and other business endeavors. Read some highlights below and grab the issue when it hits stands on May 3 for the full interview.

“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films. I want to stop at a great place. And a final album is a great place to stop. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it once last time. [...] I have such a deep appreciation at being able to be a father,” he says. “My father didn’t get the chance to be there for me. That makes me appreciate the opportunity that much more deeply. I stress the importance of that to my kids—that you can’t take having a family for granted. [...] If you’re not putting out albums all the time, you have to come back in a way that grabs attention. People are always looking for what’s next – but the cream always rises to the top. I’m going to make it the most honest and best that I can. If I can be fearless with it, nothing can stop me.”

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