Former Bad Boy rap star Black Rob has been released from prison, after seven years of incarceration on a grand larceny charge.
Black Rob is best known for his hit single “Whoa,” taken from his platinum-selling 1999 album Life Story.
According to Black Rob, his fame followed him behind bars, where some inmates acted like “groupies” upon seeing the rapper.
"You had people in there man who felt like groupies every time they said hi to me," Rob told BET News. "‘Why you saying hi to him? You’re a groupie.’ You got certain brothers man, real dudes got pride. They’re going to approach me regardless. ‘What’s up man? How are you doing?’ Basically me, I had a couple of problems. But it never resulted into anything physical."
According to Black Rob, his time behind bars was no walk in the park. Although he managed to avoid any serious confrontations during his seven years down, there was plenty of friction.
"You had officers in there being real disrespectful ripping pictures of my family off the wall and doing disrespectful things," Black Rob said.
Black Rob is no longer signed with Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy imprint.
Black Rob said he was “disappointed” with Combs and claimed “turned his back” on him while he was locked up.
“I’m from the streets so if you tell me you love me and you tell me you my man, I’m going to take that and run with that, feel me?" Black Rob said. "When something happens to me and you turn your back on me, regardless of the situation, regardless of what we been through, I mean I don’t appreciate that…I don’t respect that. If you my man, I’m going to always be your man unless you flip on me. I was under the assumption that I was family.”
Black Rob made it clear that he was not blaming anyone for his actions and that he had no “hatred” in his heart towards Bad Boy.
“I don’t want to retaliate and I don’t want to make any records about Bad Boy," Black Rob said.