To some, dinner with the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z, Kimye, and Alicia Keys might seem like a fantasy – but for Sean Combs AKA Puff Daddy, it’s just another day in the life.
“That’s just a regular after-party night for us,” the rapper tells ET Canada’s Sangita Patel of his all-star posse. “We’re real friends.”
And forget #SquadGoals: the rapper has his own moniker for his superstar pals, who got together August 28 in New York after the MTV Video Music Awards.
“We’re ‘The Black Pack,'” he jokes.
A 20-year veteran of the industry, the media mogul is back on the road with his “Bad Boy Family Reunion” tour, reuniting classic Bad Boy Records signees like Lil Kim, Faith Evans, Ma$e, and more.
“It’s kind of surreal,” he says on the tour’s Toronto stop. “I’ve never seen a hip hop label that has had the longevity of ours.”
Of course, there’s one notable family member missing. It’s been nearly 20 years since The Notorious B.I.G. was murdered in March 1997, but Combs says the pain never gets easier.
“You never come to terms with that,” he admits. “You never stop missing a person.”
Though Biggie can’t be replaced, the “I’ll Be Missing You” rapper is looking ahead to the future as he builds the next generation of “Bad Boy”. In fact, Combs signed his 18-year-old son Christian to the label earlier this year, but he insists the decision didn’t come down to nepotism.
“I’m not just giving him a record deal,” he says. “He’s really just the hottest rapper out right now!”