Loon On Reuniting With ‘Big Brother’ Diddy: ‘I Was Always Yearning For That Reunion’
The former Bad Boy star was released from prison in 2020 after serving nearly nine years for trafficking heroin.
Former Bad Boy artist Loon has expressed nothing but high praise for his ex-label boss, Diddy, in a new interview.
Speaking on the Say Less podcast, the Harlem native reflected on his conversion to Islam and how Hip Hop fueled his transformation, and he also discussed why he “needed” to reunite with Puff weeks after he was released from prison.
“Everything leading up to that, I believe I was being prepared for,” Loon told hosts Kaz, LowKey and Rosy. “For all these moments. Because you gotta remember, when I became Muslim, I kinda fled.
“When I say everything is preparation, the nine years in prison also acted as a means of preserving me. I hadn’t been around non-Muslims for a long time. I took a certain initiative to grow in my faith, which didn’t include non-Muslim presence. Reaching back in that space, and the fear of vulnerable, I had to reach out to someone I knew for 20 years.”
He continued: “I was always yearning for that reunion, through the course of my incarceration it became more of a necessity. Sean versus P. Diddy? One is a lot more grounded and a lot more genuine. That’s the person I was inclined to have the reunion with. So that reunion for me was an opportunity to see a big brother who reared me in a direction in this business who did amazing things for my life.”
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Loon was sentenced to 14 years with four years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin in 2012. He was released in July of 2020 as U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle granted an early release due to the coronavirus pandemic, stating it was an “extraordinary and compelling reason” and he wasn’t considered a danger to society.
Former Bad Boy Rapper Loon Reuni