During this time, Diddy heard "Me & U" in a club, and Leslie convinced him to partner his Bad Boy Records with Leslie's Next Selection imprint for the release of Cassie's debut album.
Cassie's self titled debut studio album was released in August 2006, peaking at number four on the Billboard 200 chart and features the Billboard Hot 100 top three hit "Me & U", which became a major hit in 2006.
The song was released on November 13, 2007, Three singles have been released from the album; "Official Girl" featuring Lil Wayne in August 2008, "Must Be Love" featuring Diddy in April 2009, and "Let's Get Crazy" featuring Akon in August 2009.
All three singles failed to chart in the United States.
“I laid low and did what women do: I did my background work, collected information [about the other woman].
But I wasn’t even on it like that because I was pregnant, and what was bubbling inside me was a blessing from God. I didn’t have time for any drama, trauma and bull—-.” As Porter was to learn, the other baby was born five months before Porter and Combs’s twins arrived.
“I would have preferred to find out from him because that’s a man,” she says.
Cassie has modeled for Calvin Klein one Ryan Leslie produced most of the album, which is a mix of R&B/hip hop/pop.“I was like, ‘Dude, this is so wack I can’t even respect you right now.’ And for me, once the respect is gone, I’m not even listening to you.” But as things finally played out, she says her choice to leave Diddy was simply because the relationship was not working for her.“I’m a Southern girl, and my home life is numero uno,” she says. There’s no other way for me to articulate it, other than a feeling.Casandra Elizabeth Ventura (born August 26, 1986), known mononymously as Cassie, is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model.Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting record producer Ryan Leslie in late 2002, who later signed her to Next Selection Lifestyle Group.