Diddy Calls UCLA Kettle Bell Assault and Subsequent Arrest a ‘Miscommunication’
Sean Diddy Combs, aka Puff Daddy, has a lot to say about all his altercations, or as he also calls them, “mishaps.”
For one, he doesn’t think of his swinging kettle bell altercation with his son’s UCLA football coach (which lead to his arrest, by the way, though he maintained he acted in self-defense) as a serious incident, but rather more of a “miscommunication.”
We can’t say coach Sal Alosi would agree, but okay.
In an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Diddy said,
One of the things I wanna say about all these altercations: at a certain point in my life, I was handling things in an immature way. I had to then go from ‘me’ to ‘we’ and I had to look at how much of our money I would be f8cking up. So I couldn’t f*ck up our money so I had to change and evolve. And so those mishaps are things that now, when I’m in a situation like that, I just leave it in God’s hands and I pray. I let go and I let God.
So all those things that happened in the past, they all 100% true. And I have no other comment about them but they’re true and I’m putting that behind me.
Charlamagne tha God quipped, “Sometimes God makes Diddy grab a bottle, sometimes he makes him grab a kettle bell…”
“Nah, nah,” Diddy responded with a smile. “Right now I have nothing but love to give.”
His son Justin is back to playing football, but Diddy is no longer allowed at practices, or he doesn’t think he is, at least. “Go UCLA, go Bruins,” he added.
What you got to understand in sports, you give your child up to those coaches and you have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons have to be able to take a lot, they can’t have no soft skin. But I think there’s a fine line, too, and I think there’s times when you have to communicate and find out what’s going on and be by your children’s side.
At the end of the day, it’s just about communication for me. So I went there to communicate. Now I can’t speak about anything else that happened.”
When asked point blank if there was a kettle bell involved, all he could say was, “I went there to communicate…All the rumors that it was a big problem, it was just a miscommunication.”
And then pointing to a kettle bell they put on the table, he said, “That’s a miscommunication,” as the radio hosts chuckled.
“You have to be there for your kids, 110%,” Diddy added. And that was that.
“I do not want any problems with Drake… I didn’t do nothing to Drake. Drake’s my friend.” He admitted they had a “misunderstanding” over the song “0 to 100,” which Drake released last year, but it was really over the fact that they were working with the same producers.
“Honestly, Drake is actually my favorite rapper as far as song writing and albums,” he added.
As for that time he fell through a hole at the BET Awards, he joked,
I grabbed the edge of that hole and pushed myself up and said, ‘You have to do this, you have to land back on beat.’ I landed back on beat, turned around, make sure you didn’t see a second of embarrassment but I was scared. Imagine embarrassing yourself with no comeback. You don’t fall down, you fall through a hole.
Listen to him talk kettle bells at around 15:00 minutes, and much more (such as Drake, and his new music) during this 45 minute interview in the video above.