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P Diddy blogs about death of The Notorious B.I.G.

Rapper believes 'Notorious' biopic is Oscar contender

P Diddy has spoken out about the day The Notorious B.I.G. was shot on his video blog 'Notorious'.

In a post on YouTube, the star talks about a phone call he took from Biggie during which the rappers changed their plans to fly to London, choosing to party in Los Angeles instead.

Biggie Smalls was gunned down as he left the Vibe party they attended in the city.

"It's a call that I always, always, always remember. There wasn't a way I could talk him out of it. I didn't run Biggie. He was his own man at the end of the day, and he just wasn't gonna go [to P Diddy has spoken out about the day The Notorious B.I.G. was shot on his video blog.

In a post on YouTube, the star talks about a phone call he took from Biggie during which the rappers changed their plans to fly to London, choosing to party in Los Angeles instead.

Biggie Smalls was gunned down as he left the Vibe party they attended in the city.

"It's a call that I always, always, always remember. There wasn't a way I could talk him out of it. I didn't run Biggie. He was his own man at the end of the day, and he just wasn't gonna go [to London]," said P Diddy.

He added: "The call plays over and over in my head. Like, what if he would have just gotten on the plane? Some things are just meant to be for reasons that are beyond and above us."

He also spoke about the relationship between The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac, likening them to Tom and Jerry.

In another posting, P Diddy argued that the film 'Notorious', on which he was executive producer, deserves Oscar recognition.

"I'm not amping this up," he said. "It deserves to be honored at the Academy Awards . I've seen everything that was honored this year, from 'The Wrestler' to 'Slumdog Millionaire'. This joint right here, to me, is greater than those. I don't wanna sugarcoat it. Those are great movies. But this one, we have the privilege to be honest."

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