Diddy Breaks Silence On UCLA Arrest: It Was A “Miscommunication” (VIDEO)
Diddy opened up for the first time about the altercation he had in June with UCLA football coach Sal Alosi. Watch the video below.
Speaking to “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 on Monday, Diddy said the incident and resulting arrest was a big “miscommunication.” As Gossip Cop previously reported, Diddy allegedly swung a kettle bell at Alosi, angry over how his son was supposedly being treated during football practice. No charges have been filed in the case, however, and Diddy’s camp maintained he acted in self-defense.
“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,” said Diddy, adding, “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.”
He continued, “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.” Repeatedly asked whether a kettle bell was involved, Diddy refused to answer, but said, “All the rumors that it was a big problem, it was just a miscommunication.” He confirmed, however, that while his son was allowed back on the football field, UCLA won’t let him attend his son’s practices right now.
Also during the radio interview, Diddy opened up about a rumored altercation with Drake. As Gossip Cop noted last year, Diddy and Drake supposedly got into a fight outside LIV nightclub in Miami after arguing over the rights to a song. Diddy, however, told “The Breakfast Club” he never “put hands on Drake.”
He continued, “I do not want any problems with Drake… I didn’t do nothing to Drake. Drake’s my friend.” The rapper confirmed there was some beef between them regarding the song “0 to 100,” which Drake released last year, but said it was a “misunderstanding” because they were working with the same producers. “Honestly, Drake is actually my favorite rapper as far as song writing and albums,” said Diddy.
Diddy, who spent about 45 minutes in the studio with “The Breakfast Club,” also discussed falling in a hole in the stage at the BET Awards in June. “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,” joked Diddy, adding, “Imagine embarrassing yourself with no comeback. You don’t fall down, you fall through a hole.”
Check out Diddy’s full, wide-ranging interview below, and tell us what you think.