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‘Right Message, Wrong Person’: Diddy Seemingly Addresses Criticisms Surrounding ‘Making the Band,’ Social Media Fires Back

Fans and former participants were already feeling a particular way when news broke that Sean “Diddy” Combs could be rebooting the early 2000s rap competition-style reality show “Making The Band.” The series garnered the Bad Boy Records founder backlash primarily because of his methods to find the next big star. 

After several castmates, including Da Band’s Freddy Pee, who said he hated life because of the Harlem native, called out the music mogul, Diddy returned to social media, where he seemingly addressed his critics, with this message, “STOP ALL YOUR CRYING, B-TCHING & MOANING.”

Sean P. Diddy Combs and Da Band during Sean P. Diddy Combs Introduces the Release of Da Band’s Album Too Hot for TV at Circuit City in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The music executive finished his brief post by writing, “HUSTLE HARDER OR GET THE F-CK OUT OF OUR WAY,” and signed off with one of his many monikers, LOVE. However, the “Last Night” musician appeared to only further anger critics, including one Instagram user who wrote, “Easy to say when you already stepped on everyone you could to get to your spot….” That person added, “Should of said this when you were still grinding, bruh!” 

Another person appeared to agree with the remark, adding, “right message, wrong person!!!” As reported, while fans were introduced to a series of new groups and talent as a result of the show, including Danity Kane, Day26, O-Town, Donnie Klang and more, many former Bad Boy artists since have come forth with their stories, including the previously mentioned Freddy, who shared an emotional video recently airing out his grievances with Diddy.

“People don’t understand what I’ve been through. “This year alone, I’ve contemplated suicide two or three times… I done pictured my brother walking in, finding me dead. I cry thinking about leaving my son because it just gets tired of life,” the former musician began. 

He added, “It’s like, no matter what you try to do, you just gotta keep battling. N–gas wanna see you fall… It’s these n–gas like Puffy, he my main motherf–kin’ reason why I really hate f–kin’ life, dog. People don’t even understand.”

Freddy’s former bandmate Babs Bunny who appeared on “Making The Band 2” and has since established the first female battle rap league called Queen of the Ring also shared her experience during a recent interview with MReckTV.

When asked about her former group member’s comment, the female emcee agreed that their contracts were not ideal. “All of us can really relate to that as far as the paperwork is concerned.,” she said. 

“I would not say it was my worst nightmare. It was dreams coming true with nightmares in and out. For me, that was my experience. I was a sponge. Not matter all the negative things, I just tried to focus on all the positive things that I learned, which allowed me to keep pushing,” she added. 

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