The video of Diddy's ecstatic reaction to the news of the Notorious B.I.G.'s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is epic. The music mogul who had close ties with the late legendary rapper was yelling in the streets of Miami.
The late Notorious B.I.G. has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Diddy is shouting it out to the world.
Following weeks of rallying behind the late legendary rapper for his possible induction, Diddy couldn’t contain his joy when he heard the good news. He released a video where he’s yelling in the street in excitement.
Diddy attending the Revolt X AT&T 3-Day Summit in October 2019. | Photo: Getty Images
Diddy’s very public reaction taken in the streets of Miami was posted on his Instagram. Speaking to the camera, he made it known that it was a “special moment” before delivering what he dubbed as a “special announcement.”
Dressed in a white hoodie, sunglasses and a cap, the rap mogul relished the song he chose to play in the background. It was the slain rapper’s track, “Juicy” from his 1994 debut album, “Ready to Die.” Then he finally screams, “BIGGIE YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,” the same words he used to caption his clip.
Biggie was a recording artist under Diddy’s label, Bad Boy Records which released his debut album.
The Notorious B.I.G. at an event in New York in November 1994. | Photo: Getty Images
Diddy was evidently pepped with the news as he goes on to shout the words, “Notorious B.I.G. is going to be inducted to the Rock and Roll mother [expletive] Hall of Fame!!"
Diddy held the camera as he continued speaking with heightened excitement. Before the clip ended, he looks up to the sky then utters, “Miss you king. New York stand up. Brooklyn, yeah!”
Biggie and Diddy go way back in the 90’s when the latter still went by the name, Puff Daddy. Biggie was a recording artist under Diddy’s label, Bad Boy Records which released his debut album. However, in less than five years since signing with Diddy, Biggie was fatally killed in a drive-by shooting.
Shortly after Biggie’s death, Diddy released a video for the song, “I’ll Be Missing You” and dedicated it to the late rapper. It also featured Biggie’s widow, Faith Evans and 112.
The announcement of Biggie’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was made on Wednesday, January 15. He is joined by fellow inductees, Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, and T. Rex.
Whitney’s mentor, Clive Davis, was likewise thrilled with the announcement of his protege’s inclusion in the Class of 2020.“I’m delighted with the news, ecstatic," he told Billboard. "It's very important to Whitney's legacy and fully deserved."
Whitney Houston onstage during the taping of "25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Celebration" at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California.| Photo: Getty Images.
Apart from Whitney and Biggie, another inductee is also deceased is T Rex frontman, Marc Bolan. He died in 1977 at the young age of 29. Biggie was only 24 when he died in 1997 while Whitney was 48 during her death in 2012.
The Hall of Famers will be honored on May 2 during the induction rites at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio where the museum is located. It will also be broadcasted live on HBO.