Sean 'Diddy' Combs Retiring From Music to Focus on Acting: 'I Want to Stop at a Great Place'
Combs talked about a world tour to end his music career
Sean “Diddy” Combs wants to go out with a bang.
Covering the June issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine, Diddy spoke on his plans for retiring from music – and they include a world tour.
“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,” the 46-year-old. “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 once last time.”
Comb’s final album will be “No Way Out 2,” which he announced in November. The father of six also told the magazine that he intends for this album to be his best, as he hasn’t consistently put out music and feels that his comeback has to “grab attention,” which he plans to make happen by making his music “the most honest and best that [he] can.”
By releasing one more album before bowing out, the rapper turned actor hopes to 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,” Diddy added. “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.”
As his music career winds down, Diddy is also reaching out to help young artists. Teaming up with Pharrell Williams, the business mogul and music producer acted as an advisor on season 10 of The Voice.
Cigar Aficionado hits newsstands on May 3.