Styles P reflects on his argument with former label boss Diddy and tossing a chair at the Bad Boy founder.
Years ago, The Lox found a home with Bad Boy Records. The New York rap trio was featured on a number of the label's hits, but somewhere along the line, things began to grow sour between Sheek Louch, Styles P, Jadakiss, and the label's head honcho, Diddy. The rappers petitioned to have The Lox released from Bad Boy, even speaking with radio stations to air out their grievances, but it wasn't until Styles P reportedly threw a chair at Diddy did they all agree to part ways.
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The Lox recently revisited that incident when speaking with HipHopDX, and Styles P was remorseful about how everything went down. “The moment with tossing the chair at Puff was a combination of being really f*cking stupid and really f*cking angry,” said Styles P. “I think for me, Big was always the barrier, and the mediator, and the middle person. He was always able to make things make sense to me. So I think when Big passed, it was just kind of really hard for me to deal with it and see certain things.”
While Styles may feel bad about those moments filled with tension, he still stands by everything he said about Bad Boy and Diddy at the time. “We don’t regret anything at all. It was like us saying you want some of this old man,” he added. Sheek Louch chimed in, “Man it’s a part of the history, baby. To be honest, if you would’ve known how many artists and MC’s came to us after that saying, ‘Yo, we should’ve did that,’ or ‘We wish we would’ve did that. It was still a very dumb thing to do, but it felt good to do because I think a lot of people wanted to do it. But they ain’t have the balls.”
“It made us who we are," added Jadakiss. "It showed us, like he said, it might have not been the smartest thing to do today. But we was young, we was rebellious, and we was savage mode." Meanwhile, make sure to keep an ear out for The Lox's forthcoming record, Living Off Xperience, that's set to hit streaming services sometime this year.