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Puff Daddy: I'm going to 'devote 100 percent of my time to doing films'

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Music lovers will be missing you, Puff Daddy: The rapper — who was born Sean Combs and is also known as P. Diddy – recently told Cigar Aficionado that he’s done with music and moving on to the movie world, People reports.

“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films,” he said. “I want to stop at a great place. And a final album is a great place to stop.”

Diddy previously announced that his next album, the upcoming No Way Out 2, would be his final one. “When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on,” he told Cigar Aficionado. “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.”

Although Diddy isn’t currently attached to any films, he’s no stranger to the business: He’s appeared in movies like Muppets Most Wanted and Get Him to the Greek and appeared on TV shows including Black-ish and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

But he’s not ready to give up on music without a little fanfare. “I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it one last time,” he said.

A pre-curser to that lap will begin on May 20 when he’ll host a Bad Boy Entertainment reunion show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Jay Z, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Lil Kim, Mase, French Montana, Total, 112, and Mario Winans are also scheduled to perform.