The commercial success of the Notorious B.I.G.‘s classic 1994 debut Ready to Die formed the bedrock for Diddy‘s still-standing Bad Boy empire. Today marks the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s death, and the mogul shared a brief video tribute to his fallen friend to mark the occasion.
“This year is more of a sobering year,” Diddy says in his video, captioned #wemissyouBIG. “For us, we lived 20 years of our lives without somebody that has been a big part of our lives. That has basically been responsible…for the legend of our careers. He’s fed a lot of families, made a lot of people dance, made a lot of people feel good.”
Diddy, who recently concluded a Bad Boy reunion tour, sent his respects to his fans and Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace after adding a sobering caveat: “Time heals all wounds, but this wound ain’t heal yet.” Watch the clip below.
— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) March 9, 2017