Juelz Santana is very clear about what the goals for his now-legendary crew The Diplomats should be: stick together and impact the culture.
"God put us together to do something special," Juelz said, standing in the home studio of his new home.
Juelz says that, just like the fans of Dipset, he hates to see discord in the faction. Most recently, members Cam'ron and Jim Jones have been bickering for months via social media and airing out dirty laundry in recent high profile interviews with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez and Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex, respectively.
Jim, who sat with Flex earlier this week right after announcing he'd signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation as his new management, was so passionate talking about the dangerous sacrifices he's made for the Dips, he started tearing up.
"People don't want to see that, especially from us," Santana surmised about his two close friends publicly going at it.
"Cam and Jim, they definitely not seeing eye to eye right now," he added. "But you know, they brothers. Cam and Jim got a history that's deeper than my history with them. They were rocking with each other hard before I came in."
Juelz says he remains diplomatic when it comes to his older homies. He doesn't play favorites.
"To an extent, I give them that respect when it comes to their relationship," Santana explained. "I don't pick sides either. Jim can't get me to not go and support Cam and whatever I feel I need to do for Cam, and vice versa. I think everybody respects me for that. I'm grown. You can't make me be friends or befriend a person at the end of the day. You gotta respect me for being a man. I wish we could make it all good and, until we can make it back to the circle, I'm going to let y'all do what y'all do and tell y'all both y'all buggin out.'"
It was only a couple of years ago that the Diplomats had a successful run of the country with a reunion tour. Shortly after the trek however, the Jim and Cam fallout happened.
"I don't even know where this went left. I don't know if that's serious, but I definitely don't think it should be on Instagram," Juelz explained. "When egos and money started coming into play. We forgot it was a movement and it's bigger than us as individuals."