Drops mic: Diddy announces retirement

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Photo credit: @iamdiddy – Instagram

Sean “Diddy” Combs has announced he’s dropping the mic, for good.

Covering the June issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, the 46-year-old detailed his plans to retire from music — and it includes an epic world tour. “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,” the 46-year-old said. “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.”

In November, the “Big Homie” rapper announced his final album, No Way Out 2, telling the mag it’ll be his best — a project to solidify his legacy. “When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on. I don’t go into the studio just to be hot or to hear myself on the radio,” Diddy added. “Michael Jackson, Tupac, Biggie — part of them lives on in their music, even though they’re not here anymore. That’s really deep, man. The only thing like that is religion.”

The business mogul and music producer inspired even more ’90s nostalgia in March, when he declared plans for a Bad Boy family reunion tour, dubbed the “Only Night Only” show. The tour, which is scheduled to kick off on May 20 with an additional date on the late Notorious B.I.G.’s birthday at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, will feature Faith Evans, Lil’ Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112 and Mario Winans, among others.

In the meantime, Diddy is playing the role of adviser on season 10 of “The Voice,” alongside judge Pharrell Williams. He’s also promised to spend more time with his six children. “I have such a deep appreciation [of] being able to be a father,” said Diddy. “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.”

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