Diddy Did It Again: Rapper Arrested After Altercation at UCLA

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The d, the i, the d, the d, the y, the d, the I, the d is diddy just got arrested. Again.

Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested by the UCLA Police Department on Monday afternoon on a charge of assault with a weapon–a kettle ball. He was released several hours after his arrest by posting bail, but he wasn’t able to Diddy Bop out of there with just a slap on the wrist.

The hip-hop music legend has officially been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of battery.

According to Bruin Report Online, the incident began early that morning when Diddy’s son, Justin Combs, was attending an off-season workout on UCLA’s field. After Combs missed some recent workouts and a few other minor offenses, one of the team’s coaches kicked him out.

“I don’t care if your dad’s here,” Coach Sal Alosi said. “This is UCLA. I’m going to treat you just like I treat everyone else.”

Diddy was reportedly upset with Alosi’s behavior, because he felt that the coach was trying to humiliate both him and his son in front of the entire team. So when he went to the coach’s office to discuss the issue, the coach refused to see him, and threatened to call security if he didn’t leave. The coach’s diss set Diddy OFF.

Reports claim Diddy replied, “Fine, I’ll call police,” and Alosi snapped–going after Diddy with his hands. It was reported that Diddy then grabbed a kettlebell and held it up in a defensive position, but did not attack with the intent to injure the coach.

When Alosi instructed interns outside of his office to alert campus security, an unclear riff-raff between the two went down, which resulted in scratches on Alosi’s face and a ripped shirt. While interns were able to remove Diddy from the office and into the next room, it was there that Diddy reportedly picked up a kettle bell and swung it at one of the interns.

When UCPD arrived and the situation had calmed, everyone believed nothing would come of the incident. But with the UCLA training facility security cameras, police were able to watch the altercation and subsequently arrested Diddy.

According to TMZ reports, this is not Diddy’s first altercation that has resulted in police presence. In 2011, he settled a lawsuit from a shooting that occurred in a night club in 1999 that left about three victims injured.

While Puff had no right to assault the coach for giving his son some tough criticism, we all know Diddy has a temper. I bet the coach thought he was handling the situation appropriately by immediately asking him to leave, but we all know Diddy doesn’t play that way. Whether or not Diddy will actually have to pay a price for his actions however, remains to be seen.

Angel Idowu
Angel Idowu is a member of the Beloit College Class of 2016 and was a Law Street Media Fellow for the Summer of 2015. Contact Angel at staff@LawStreetMedia.com.



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