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.
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.
If you haven’t heard The Love Album yet! Do yourself a favor and press play. It’s the #1 R&B album in the country! https://t.co/BMDXxntSDM
– LOVE (@Diddy) September 16, 2023
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.
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$e. “You know, we are brothers and brothers fight. I love him and that’s it.
Even though Diddy and his old Bad Boy roster are cool again, that doesn’t mean they think his new publishing deal came with good terms.
Check out Dannity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day spilling the tea on Diddy’s new deal after the flip!
Aubrey O’Day Exposes Terms of Return of Diddy Publishing Rights to Bad Boy Artists
For many, many years, artists like Biggie, Ma$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.
This interview with Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day is a very important look at the predatory deals at the top of the music industry, and how they remain exploitative to this day (even while trying to pretend otherwise for good PR ) and how artists continue to be bullied. silence https://t.co/F6Vxrh9AQW
– Chris Osborn (@Chris_Osborn) September 16, 2023
the good part cut. 😩
• Aubrey said the deal wasn’t from the beginning of his career, but when Sony took over and based it on streaming numbers.
• Apparently 2/5 of Danity Kane didn’t agree to this deal.
• The deal is basically a $900 salary and you should never speak out against Puff/Bad Boy. https://t.co/RNfkLyGIZK pic.twitter.com/YTTq08O2F8
– Boochie Da Sleeze (@stoppfeenin) September 16, 2023
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?!
one thing i like about aubrey is that she’s not a model and that’s why diddy couldn’t stand her because every time he did something stupid she was the only one Danity Kane to call him out on it https://t.co/lUhdhpHozR
– Duckie🐥 (@bratzboyzdoll) September 15, 2023
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.”
Aubrey said: “Boy, keep that $1,000 a year…” https://t.co/5bXOrxekWO pic.twitter.com/meIonqLB3j
– IG: CamSaidSo (@IAmCamero) September 15, 2023
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.