The incident took place at the BET Awards on Sunday (June 28)
Rapper Sean Diddy Combs suffered a fall during a performance at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (June 28). See footage below.
Diddy was marking the 20th anniversary of his Bad Boy Records, performing a best-of medley live with Lil Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, 112 and the Lox.
During the performance, Diddy fell into a hole that was used by Lil Kim as she made her entrance onto the stage.
Diddy later posting a clip of the incident to Instagram, writing: “I was getting so loose I fell! LOL, but really though I busted my ass… IF YOU EVER FALL DOWN, get your ass up and FIGHT!!!!!!! But really though, I crack up every time I see this shit! It’s like I fucking disappeared. HAAAAAA!!!! I was scared as fuck but I had to get up!”
It was recently reported that Combs was taken into police custody last week (June 22), after he was thought to be involved in a fight with a coach at the UCLA athletic facility. The rapper’s son, Justin Combs, plays as a defensive back for the UCLA American Football team.
A spokesperson for the University wrote in a statement following the incident: “Shortly after 12:30pm today, Sean Combs (also known as P Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating. Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening.”
“I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation,” UCLA coach Jim Mora added. “This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.”
But Nathalie Moar, a representative for Combs Enterprises, has now denied the claims and told The Associated Press: “The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate. What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”
She added: “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed.”