Watch Diddy Rock the Wrestlemania Stage Like It’s 1998
Bad Boy founder closes arena gig with Skylar Grey duet
Diddy brought droves of wrestling fans back to the innocent, glorious time that was the late 1990s last night (April 7), performing a medley of his greatest hits during the WWE’s Wrestlemania 29. The richest rapper in the game right now reminded everyone at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium how he got started on the path to becoming the richest rapper in the game right now: by claiming “Victory,” making it clear that “It’s All About the Benjamins,” and smartly aligning himself with one Christopher Wallace.
The artist formerly known as Puffy dropped some stilted verses off those two aforementioned No Way Out cuts, sandwiched in a quick snippet of the Notorious B.I.G.’s beloved “Mo Money Mo Problems” (sans shiny suit, sadly), and trotted out Skylar Grey for a rendition of joint-effort “Coming Home,” which doubled as the event’s official theme song. If Wrestlemania is the wrestling world’s equivalent to the Super Bowl, then this five-minute performance serves as the sluggish, juiced-up counterpoint to Beyoncé’s stunning halftime show. Don’t worry, we know Puff is no Sasha Fierce.