Faith Evans is grateful to hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS for allowing her to leave his BAD BOY RECORDS label - even though she was still under contract.

The I'LL BE MISSING YOU singer, who was married to late rapper NOTORIOUS BIG, was desperate to sign up with Capitol Records because she felt the multi-talented Combs wasn't paying enough attention to her music.

Evans says, "Puff had a lot going on. I applaud his success but my last album got caught up in his label negotiations, and I felt like I put a lot of work into that album, and I didn't feel it got the attention it deserved from the man who signed me."

04/04/2005 09:15