Diddy, Gotta Move On, the lyrics meaning: is it about Cassie?

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After announcing it on Instagram few days earlier, on June 17th Diddy finally released his new song, Gotta Move On, featuring Bryson Tiller. And since the song is obviously about moving on after the end of a love relationship, all fans are asking who Diddy is talking about. In this article we will analyse the lyrics, deepen their meaning and relate it to Diddy’s private live.

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Gotta Move On: inside the lyrics and their meaning

Gotta Move On is a song about the necessity of moving on when it’s fully clear that the love relationship you recently ended has no more hope, and does no longer deserve time and thoughts. And it describes in an effective weay the typical phases of a break up. Let’s see it together.

As we all know, immediately after we break up with our love partners, there is a phase where we keep thinking about it, trying to understanf if the emotional connection is still present and worth an effort. If it’s time to drop all hopes or if we should still doing “one last attempt” to make it work.

The answer Diddy says to this doubt is now clear:

She don’t want my love, I guess I gotta move on

When you realize that the other half of the relationship has a different intention and won’t put efforts in make the relationship work, it’s normally a clear sign that the relationship need to be placed behind our shoulders. And when this happens, normally you star to see some signs while you are still inside the relationship. This is what Bryson Tiller sings about in the first verse:

Why you wanna go and text me, baby? Yeah
Degrade me and tell me I’m failing, yeah
Keep tellin’ me things like
You done tryin’ with me, done fightin’ with me, yeah

These lines describe in a detailed way what we generally feel in a relationship where the two parts are not going on the same direction: we feel blamed, we feel we are the ones who lack efforts, skills, commitment to make it work.

The next phase is usually the painful awareness that the other half is already taking steps in a different direction. Which is usually the final proof that it’s time to move on as well.

You found a new man, so I gotta move on
Guess you got a new agenda, but you know you barely know, I won’t
Said you’re wrong, guess you had to move on

The last phase of the detachment in a break up is when we rediscover our self esteem, we confirm our values and we realize that if they don’t want us, they don’t deserve us. On this point of view, at that point we need the inevitable distance with the person we loved. In order to fully move on.

I can never ever be no one option (Watch it)
Pull up on me but no blogs (No blogs)
Now you wanna say you wanna talk (Wanna talk)

Get in your bag, stay in your bag

Getting at the bottom of the lyrics meaning, in Gotta Move On Diddy explains what we feel when we break up, when the person we love is going in a different direction, and the process we go through until we focus again on ourselves.

The big question fans are asking is: who is Diddy talking about? Who was the woman in his personal life that triggers these feelings.

Diddy’s personal life and how the song matches it

We know publicly that Diddy had a long relationship with the singer Cassie. They started dating in 2007, and many years later, in 2018, Diddy and Cassie broke up. Cassie started dating immediately Alex Fine, the personal trainer that Diddy hired for her. The immediate suspect Diddy had is that Cassie was already emotionally connected to Alex while being with Diddy, but this was never confirmed.

Now Cassie is married with Alex Fine and the two have two children. Diddy expressed also sincere good wishes to them on social network. In the meanwhile, Diddy is now dating Yung Miami publicly, proving that he finally moved on.

So the question is: is it possible that Diddy released the new song, Gotta Move On, in 2022, talking about feelings that he had years before about the need to move on from Cassie? Diddy himself gave the answer in the Instagram reel he shared some days before the song release:

I’m finally dropping new music, it’s been a minute. I’m dropping after seven years. 

I’ve been waiting for this s*** for a long time, to get the frequency back, to get the bop back, that energy back.’

Is Diddy new song Gotta Move On about Cassie?

Giving all the things we know, the answer is: yes, Gotta Move On is about what Diddy felt years ago, in the period when he was breaking up with Cassie. The song mentions the fact that she now loves another man, so there is no longer hope for that relationship. And the healthiest step to take is to just move on and focus again on ourselves.

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The complete lyrics

She don’t want it, she don’t want it
She don’t want it, she don’t want it
Get in your bag, stay in your bag (She don’t want it)
Get in your bag, stay in your bag (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

She don’t want my love, I guess I gotta move on
Yeah, oh yeah (Oh yeah), oh yeah (Oh nah, woah)
Oh but, if she don’t want my love, I guess I gotta move on
Oh yeah, yeah, oh yeah, oh no (Come on)
If she don’t want my love, I’m guessin’ I gotta move on, I guess
I guess, I guess, I came a little too strong, I guess
She don’t want my love, I guess I got move on I guess (Gotta movе on)
Yeah

I tried, I done triеd to give it all to you, baby
Brand new Mercedes, a newborn baby, yeah
And I told you your love too lazy, damn
All you had to do was love me, baby, yeah
Man, it gets so frustrating, yeah
Why you wanna go and text me, baby? Yeah
Degrade me and tell me I’m failing, yeah
Keep tellin’ me things like
You done tryin’ with me, done fightin’ with me, yeah
Gave you a ring, I was goin’ off the deep end, yeah
Oh, DeLeón, my drink for the weekend
Sent you some things, yeah, when I was done drinkin’, like
Girl, he with you for the wrong reasons ’cause you was with me
Uh, tell him, “Stop reachin'” (Stop reachin’)
Guess that’s just the jealous in me
I’m salty, I need it, my wounds keep bleeding
You found a new man, so I gotta move on
Guess you got a new agenda, but you know you barely know, I won’t
Said you’re wrong, guess you had to move on
On, on, on, on, said she

If she don’t want my love, I’m guessin’ I gotta move on, I guess
I guess, I guess, I came a little too strong, I guess
She don’t want my love, I guess I got move on I guess (Gotta move on)
Yeah
I guess I gotta move on, I guess

We goin’ up, we goin’ live
Can’t stop, won’t stop, told y’all, uh
See me pull up, no problem (Wash it)
I can never ever be no one option (Watch it)
Pull up on me but no blogs (No blogs)
Now you wanna say you wanna talk (Wanna talk)
Now you wanna say you wanna talk (Wanna talk)
Now you wanna say you wanna, hol’ up
Get in your bag, stay in your bag
Get in your bag, stay in your bag (Yeah, that’s right)
Get in your bag, stay in your bag (Ooh yeah)
Get in your bag, stay in your bag

Gotta move on
Find peace
Serenity