P Diddy announces his retirement from music, will focus on movies now

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Apr 30, 2016 12:40 IST
Sean Diddy Combs presents the award for best collaboration of the year at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Rapper P Diddy, aka Sean John Combs, has announced retirement from music, saying he wants to focus on acting.

Diddy, 46, said he is soon going to release his last album and then concentrate on films, reported Aceshowbiz.

“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. 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 one last time,” he said.

Diddy’s final album will be No Way Out II, which he announced in November. He hasn’t given it an official release date, but he’s promised he’ll make the project “the most honest and best that I can. If I can be fearless with it, nothing can stop me.”

He also expresses desire to make good music that will 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,” he said.

“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.”

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Diddy put out his debut album, No Way Out, in 1997. Since then, he’s released a total of five studio albums and one mixtape. He last went on a tour in 2011 to support his latest LP, 2010’s Last Train to Paris.

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