In the wake of Jimmy Iovine detailing Apple Music’s ongoing efforts to become “an overall movement in popular culture,” today Sean Combs — aka Puff Daddy — announced that his new documentary Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story is coming exclusively to Apple Music on June 25 (via Billboard). The announcement comes after the documentary’s premiere at the TriBeCa Film Festival.
Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop documents the rise of Combs and his record label throughout the 1990s, and extends to the process Combs went through when he put together the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion show tour in 2016. The partnership with Apple Music began when Iovine attended one of those shows.
“I went to the [Bad Boy Reuion] concert and thought it was incredible,” Jimmy Iovine, Apple Music chairman and CEO, tells Billboard. “I think Puff and Bad Boy’s story is incredible and one that a lot of people can relate to in any genre or in any business. His story is powerful. He really overcame a lot to get to where he’s at today and the documentary shows that.”
Apple Music is said to have exclusive rights to the documentary for at least one year. According to Combs himself, he feels “blessed” to be working with Apple to show the impact that the Bad Boys have had on fans throughout the years, including the death of Notorious B.I.G.
“I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world,” Diddy said in a statement “Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I’m blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy’s history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy.”
In his interview with Billboard, Iovine detailed near-term plans for Apple Music that would focus on original video content with music-related themes, a category that Combs’ Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop fits right into. Brad Paisley also just announced a “visual album” coming as a timed exclusive to Apple Music tomorrow, April 28. Further down the line, Apple Music subscribers will have access to a much wider variety of shows, which might even include content from J.J. Abrams.