Aubrey O’Day unhappy with Diddy publishing rights deal

Diddy recently announced the return of publishing rights to Bad Boy artists, but Aubrey O’Day revealed that this new deal with Diddy still came with an NDA and conditions.

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Diddy finally proposes to return publication rights to Bad Boy artists

While promoting his new album, The Love Album: Off the Grid, Diddy stopped by The Breakfast Club for an interview. He said his decision came after internal reflection. He also said it was sparked by his own criticism of the Grammys.

“Once you start asking for change in this world, you have to look within and be part of that change,” he said.

Diddy also added that reassigning publishing rights was part of his personal evolution.

“This was done two years ago,” he described. “It was more about me just evolving as a businessman, you know, a person who really wants change in the world.”

He continues: “I have decided to reallocate the publishing rights to the entire catalog in May or June 2021. The news has only just come in because it took time to finalize everything. But that was back when I held the Grammys to task. I was also receiving major offers for the catalog during the (acquisition) frenzy of the time.

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As for his relationship with his former artists, he revealed that they were on good terms. Mr. Love insinuated that the past was behind them.

“Everything is good now,” the veteran executive exclaimed about his relationship with Ma$e. “You know, we are brothers and brothers fight. I love him and that’s it.

Even though Diddy and his old Bad Boy roster are cool again, that doesn’t mean they think his new publishing deal came with good terms.

Check out Dannity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day spilling the tea on Diddy’s new deal after the flip!

Aubrey O’Day Exposes Terms of Return of Diddy Publishing Rights to Bad Boy Artists

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For many, many years, artists like Biggie, Ma$e, The LOX and many others have fought through the process to get their rights back. Aubrey O’Day of Dannity Kane is also one of these artists. She spoke about an alleged contract she received recently regarding her publication.

Aubrey was part of Danity Kane from the hit TV series Make the group. During his recent interview on the Only Stans podcast, O’Day detailed the deal some of his artists received.

She began the conversation by describing the situation as bittersweet for her. As she grew older, she learned to let go of many traumas. Despite their history, she tries to remember the beautiful moments she had with Diddy.

“He is the first person to give me a platform and show my talent to the world. That was when I was 17, I’m 39 now. I find it hard to talk about him. Before it wasn’t good, now I feel moments of love for the times we were together. However, that banner he’s been painting himself with all weekend, where he’s paying off all the Bad Boy artists… uh, I just want to give you the facts, okay?!

O’Day goes on to reveal that the deal he was offered a few months ago would only see him see the money received after Sony purchased his catalog.

“So streaming for a few years,” she explained. “It’s about $800 to $900.” She added that she immediately messaged the other girls in her group and told them not to sign the agreement.

She continued: “I must release him for any claims, wrongdoing or actions prior to the release date,” she described.

“I have to sign an NDA that I will never disparage the music of Puff, Bad Boy, Janice Combs or Justin Combs, or EMI, or Sony in public.”

Diddy’s recent project, The love album: off the grid, abandoned Friday (September 15). It included features from Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan, The Dream, Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla $ign, H.E.R., Summer Walker, Burna Boy, Love Records artist Jozzy, and more.

Watch the full interview with Aubrey O’Day on OnlyStans below.


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