Black Rob’s family has got something to say. The media has been speculating a lot about Black Rob’s treatment in the music industry since his death, mainly by Sean “Diddy” Combs who signed the rapper to his Bad Boy label. In order to cease all commentary, Black Rob’s brother is taking center stage and speaking up in Diddy’s defense.
The funeral for Black Rob, real name Robert Ross, was live-streamed April 30th on Revolt TV, the media platform started by Combs. Despite chatter that Rob was abandoned by Diddy and his peers, sources have confirmed to Page Six that he actually made fervent attempts to help out any way he could. Sadly, it would prove to be too late and Black Rob would succumb to the myriad of health issues he was facing.
Diddy took to Instagram to share his feelings on Rob’s passing when news hit the Internet. “Rest in power, King,” he captioned a picture of the two in happier times. “As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”
Rob’s brother gave a speech at the funeral and, took the time to acknowledge the Bad Boy CEO and mogul. During the impassioned speech, he took the time to speak on those who had criticism of Diddy, as according to him, the public has gotten it all wrong.
“Puff got him the best doctors, he got him the best everything,” he says in the video clip. “The best hotels, anything he wanted. He been there from zero day. Alright?”
He then admonishes the media who have played into the narrative that Diddy abandoned his brother. “Puff always been there,” he expressed. “So shame on ya’ll if ya’ll been in there talking bad about him. He always helped Rob!”
He added, “Rob been blew through the money, like Rob how you went through all this money? I don’t know but call Puff,” he said would be Rob’s answer.
As the saying goes, it takes a village. With that, he then encourages Bad Boy Entertainment’s staff, calling those that he can remember and that were in attendance by name, to stand as he praised and acknowledged them for being real and being there for Rob and his family.
Recently, rapper Cormega also shed light on Diddy’s role in Black Rob’s life. Taking to Instagram to share a lengthy post he wrote, “The truth is a ray of light when we are clouded with judgment so let me shine some light on the speculation. Diddy did a Bad Boy Reunion Tour and Rob was included! Diddy looked out for him recently… If you can’t match what he’s done you should not blame a man for someone’s death.”