Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested Monday, accused of assaulting someone with a kettlebell at the university where his son plays football. His rep also blasted the media for “wholly inaccurate” reports on the incident.
Combs is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team.
Sources connected to the rapper reportedly told TMZ Combs acted in self-defense and that trouble started Monday when Alosi was “riding Justin badly” and supposedly told him to leave and not return until summer’s end.
After a response from 50 Cent, a series of memes and charges filed, Diddy’s camp is finally stepping forward with a statement about the melee that happened on UCLA’s campus and releasing the name of his son’s strength training coach involved in the scuffle.
He added: “While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time“. “We are confident that once the true facts are revealed, the case will be dismissed,” the representative said in a statement posted on Combs’ website Tuesday. In the vehicle after the game, your Dad or Mom probably offered words of comfort (and words of profanity about the coach). Well, if your dad is P. Diddy, then he attacks your coach with a kettlebell.
As of 6 p.m., Combs was still in UCLA police custody, said Nancy Greenstein, spokeswoman for university police. Sources told TMZ Alosi declined to see him, so the 45-year-old went to his office.
Diddy was released late on Monday after posting bail, according to jail records. According to scout.com, Combs had to be restrained and removed from Alosi’s office by UCLA staff, but Combs broke free and struck Alosi and swung the kettlebell at one of the Bruins’ interns.
“I thank God for having a father that’s always there for me…”
One law enforcement source said Combs could still get a pass for his alleged meltdown considering the case is being investigated by campus police and Combs’ son plays football for the school.