For the last few months, word on the rumor mill is that Diddy will be shutting down Bad Boy Records. As far as the longtime label’s employees, some are said to have been laid off, while others he has shifted around to his many other ventures, including Ciroc/Blue Flame Agency, Revolt TV and his newly acquired Tequila. But what about the artists? So far, reports state that French Montana and Janelle Monae are going to be absorbed into Bad Boy’s distributor Interscope Records, while there has been no information given on Machine Gun Kelly, Red Cafe, his girlfriend Cassie (who I’m sure will be fine regardless,) Los or YouTube sensation Megan Nicole…who we didn’t hear a thing from after she signed, but whatever.
From what I hear through the grapevine, most of the bigger artists will be just fine. And as we know, Machine Gun Kelly has been working on his sophomore effort, as well as French Montana, so it appears that the shift hasn’t caused them to miss a beat. I’m a little bummed about this, as the whole “Bad Boy 2.0″ movement was pretty dope, but I’m sure Diddy knows what he’s doing!