Diddy, Dr Dre shock: Artists collab 8 years after highly publicized, other stars react

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 15: Host Sean "Diddy" Combs performs onstage during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 15, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After eight years, the two great artists are moving on, not just with words but also with actions. Dr. Dre and Diddy repaired their relationship with a fun studio session. It appears that the two are planning to release some collaborative songs soon.

The photos from this meetup suggest that the two have buried the hatchet from their 2014 feud. Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, shared a photo of the two smiling for the camera on Tuesday, August 30.

The two well-known hip-hop artists appeared in good spirits as they entered the studio to work on new songs. Diddy, 52, had nothing but respect for Dre, 57, and described the possibility of them working together as a career highlight. He described it as a “dream come true,” and recalled the first time he heard something by Dr. Dre. He stated unequivocally that he aspired to be someone like him and follow in his footsteps.

The images showed the two rapper-producers seated behind a mixing board, where they appeared to be having a good time while Dre advised Diddy. The “Gotta Move On” rapper called Dre a “genius” and said The Chronic producer “coaxed [him] through vocals.”

He wrote:

“He reminded me of myself, but with a different style and way more focused. I gotta step my focus up! But it was a great experience and I thank God for it. I hope one day ya’ll get to have the same experience with someone that you always looked up to as a hero.” 

According to Hip Hop DX, Diddy informed renowned record executive Jimmy Iovine that Dre had leaked information about a $3.2 billion deal for Apple to purchase Beats during a Facebook video by singer Tyrese Gibson. As a result of the disclosure, Apple appears to have decided to reduce its offer by $200 million.

Even though the two rap icons have not expressed any animosity toward one another, the two renowned producers appear to have distanced themselves from one another since then. Despite their physical separation, Diddy highly regarded the “The Next Episode” artist.

Rapper-producers French Montana, Mike WiLL Made-It, Felix da Housecat, 90s supermodel Naomi Campbell, actor Omar Epps, and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris reacted positively to the collaboration of hip-hop legends.