The Brooklyn-bred MC slammed Puff Daddy after watching the Bad Boy Records founder’s Salute To Industry Icons acceptance speech, which called out The Recording Academy for not respecting Hip Hop. Sauce, who wrote Puffy’s smash hit “I’ll Be Missing You,” criticized the Hip Hop mogul and former collaborator JAY-Z for allegedly engaging in the same industry politics as the Grammys.
“Just watched @Diddy Icon acceptance speech at the @RecordingAcad and I can honestly say I respect the message, just not coming from him,” he wrote via Twitter. “He practices the same backdoor politics against his own people. Him and his friend Jay Z. If the Grammys on the clock, then y’all are too!”
Sauce’s issues with Diddy have publicly surfaced before, sparking a 2019 diss track titled “Love Tap.” On the song, he rapped, “Did you forget who wrote your biggest hit? Nigga, my pen the reason you the shit.”
The veteran rapper’s latest criticism also took aim at JAY-Z, who worked with Sauce often in the past. The two famously collaborated on “Bring It On” from the 1996 classic Reasonable Doubt.
Sauce also contributed to Hov’s In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life LPs. The Roc Nation boss and Diddy were featured on Sauce’s debut album Middle Finger U as well.