Diddy Reacts To Derek Jeter Calling Him One Of His Favorite Artists
Derek Jeter finally joined Twitter and Instagram on Tuesday (May 31), after years of denial, ahead of the July launch of his six-part ESPN documentary series The Captain.
The New York Yankees icon was questioned about his pre-game playlist during a Q&A with his already sizable Instagram following, which spanned his storied playing career, which ran from 1995 to 2014.
Jeter included The Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, 2Pac, and 50 Cent, effectively limiting his pre-game musical tastes to “old school Hip Hop and R&B.”
He remarked, “Man, that’s tough, it’s been 20 years or more.” “Montell Jordan was my first walk-up song.” Puff Daddy, 50 Cent, Biggie, and 2Pac have all been involved.”
Diddy was quick to notice Jeter’s response and swiftly returned the favor by praising the Hall of Fame shortstop on his Instagram Story a few hours later.
“DerekJeter, my brother!” I love you!! While uploading the video, he commented, “Love.”
Derek Jeter and Diddy’s friendship extends back to their days as New York City celebrities around the turn of the century. When Diddy moved to the 305 as a part-owner of the Miami Marlins in 2017, he celebrated Jeter’s 40th birthday in Manhattan and even threw an expensive party to welcome him.
Jeter selected Diddy as one of his top five rappers of all time in a 2013 interview with ThisIs50, with 50 Cent, The Notorious B.I.G., 2Pac, and Eminem rounding out the list.
Puff Daddy hasn’t finished churning out singles for Jeter’s playlist yet. Diddy is getting up to release a new R&B album this year, featuring collaborations with crooners like The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller, thanks to the recent launch of Love Records.