Former Bad Boy artist Mark Curry is trashing his former boss, Sean “Diddy” Combs, in the self-published book “Dancing With The Devil: How Puff Burned the Bad Boys of Hip-Hop”. Curry, who appeared on the 2002 hit “Bad Boy for Life,” claims that Combs reneged on such promises as releasing his solo album and helping him earn over seven figures. Curry writes, “Today, after years of writing hit records for Combs, I am no closer to having my first album released by Bad Boy Entertainment than I was when we signed the contract. Combs cajoled, hoodwinked and bamboozled me for nearly a decade.”
And Curry details some of what he claims were Combs’ unethical business practices. “Puffy would charge his artists for his appearances on their records and videos, usually without them realizing it until they received their royalty statements… He even charged artists for having his Bentley in their videos — which he insisted upon — and then took a tax credit for business use of the car.”
The first chapter of Bad Boy is available for free at MarkCurryBook-dot-com.