The longtime rapper covers Cigar Aficionado‘s June issue, and in the accompanying interview the “I’ll Be Missing You” performer reveals he’ll be retiring from music.
“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 tells the magazine. “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.”
His final album will be No Way Out 2, which he announced in November. It’s the follow-up to his 1997 album, No Way Out. As for his film career, he already has a few titles under his name, Sean Combs. He has appeared in Training Day, Get Him to the Greek, Monster’s Ball and Rush Hour 4.
Diddy is very excited about his latest album because he hasn’t consistently released music over the past few years, but he’s hoping this latest (and last) album will add him to the list of musical legends. “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 explained. “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.”