Diddy kicks off the weekend on a generous note.
After delivering a bundle of “Gotta Move On” remix, Diddy returned with the officially video for the Ashanti and Yung Miami-assisted version. The track, dubbed the “Queens Remix,” finds Ashanti addressing a past flame who simply can’t get over her. Many suspect the singer was referencing Irv Gotti, who was widely criticized for sharing intimate details about their alleged fling more than 20 years ago.
“It’s giving obsessed, it’s giving you stressed/It’s giving you pressed, it’s giving this n***a missing the best,” Ashanti sings. “But it’s been 20 years, please cry less/We can see you and your tears.”
Irv faced backlash this year after he made crass remarks about Ashanti and their brief romance. He claimed her 2002 hit “Happy” was conceived immediately after they had sex, and suggested she wasn’t special enough for him to miss. The comments drew criticism from fans as well as hip-hop figures like Fat Joe and Ja Rule.
“I think it was just perfect timing,” Ashanti said about the “Queens Remix” release. “There was a lot of stuff going on with me and a lot of controversy happening. Some people don’t know how to move on. So, I felt like this was an opportunity to tell people to move on.”
The original version, featuring Bryson Tiller, was released in June and serves as the lead single from Diddy’s upcoming album. The project is set to arrive at the beginning of 2023.
In addition to the “Queens Remix,” Diddy also delivered a DJ remix by Cool and Dre; as well as a “King” version featuring Fabolous and Torey Lanez.
The “Queens Remix” video was directed by Kid Art with creative direction by Diddy’s longtime collaborator Laurianne Gibson. It includes cameos by Diddy’s son’s, King Combs and Justin Combs, Will Traxx, producer Ron Browz, and more. You can check out the visual up top.