MONEY TEAM: Diddy, Steve Stoute & Nas CLOSING DEALS In Cannes + J. Cole CHATS With The Breakfast Club About "Crooked Smile" And RELEASING "Born Sinner"
Diddy, Steve Stoute and Nas were spotted smoking cigars and mingling with other media moguls at the Cannes Lions Festival. See their photos inside and listen to J. Cole chatting with The Breakfast Club about his new Born Sinner album.
Some of the biggest tastemakers in the music and advertising worlds are in France for the Cannes Lion Film Festival this week.
And the smell of money and cigars rafted through the air as businessmen like Diddy, Nas and Steve Stoute nurtured old business relationships and undoubtedly formed new ones.
We know that Diddy has been going full stream with the launch of his new music-themed cable channel Revolt and Nas has been touting the re-launch of Mass Appeal magazine, since he acquired it earlier this year.
Steve Stoute, who wrote the NY Times bestseller, The Tanning Of America, was also spotted at last night's party held at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc in Antibes.
The three visionaries mingled with other international superstars of the advertising and media industries and were entertained by performances from Michael Bublé and the band Fun.
And in new interviews......
Rapper J. Cole talked to The Breakfast Club this morning where he promoted the release of his sophmore album Born Sinner. During the interview, the rapper revealed that he had very few reservations about putting his album out the same week as Kanye West's Yeezus disc. He also talk about writing his radio hit "Crooked Smile" featuring TLC.
"I basically had the concept for the song which is talking about my grill. It was about flipping it and getting people to embrace their flaws. So when I finally got the hook of the song, it reminded me of something TLC would sing because they had monster hits with positive songs."
Watch the interview here:
Fans of J. Cole will be able to see the "Power Trip" rapper in NYC tonight with his "Dollar & A Dream" Tour.
Photos via Diddy Intagram / Nas IG / Power 105