Rapper Diddy was arrested for an assault alleged to have taken place at a school campus in Los Angeles.
CBS reports that the star – real name Sean Combs – was taken into custody by police on Monday afternoon (June 22, after it is thought that he was 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: “Shortly after 12:30 p.m. 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 in the statement. “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.”
Diddy’s representatives have declined to comment on the incident.
Diddy recently backed Jay Z to be a success with his Tidal streaming service. The controversial system has come in for stiff criticism in recent weeks, forcing Jay Z to publicly defend the service on Twitter.
But Diddy argued that Tidal needs to be given time. He told Billboard: “It’s a great idea for the artist to be involved in the distribution. Everything takes time, so we’ll see in the next couple of years. But I would bet on Jay Z.”
The rapper also revealed that he has no plans for a new album, but he gave an update on his current production duties.