"My behavior on that video is inexcusable": Diddy issues apology video in response to viral footage of himself beating up Cassie

Diddy recently issued an apology for his viral video (Image via Facebook / Diddy)
Diddy recently issued an apology for his viral video (Image via Facebook / Diddy)

Addressing the viral video of him hitting his ex-girlfriend, Cassie, Diddy posted an apologetic video on Sunday, May 19, on his official Instagram account.

Following the publication of the video of the attack by CNN, Sean "Diddy" Combs acknowledged that he had beaten Cassie in a hotel corridor in 2016. In the recently uploaded Instagram video, he expressed his regret once more, stating that his acts were "inexcusable" and that he was "truly sorry."

In the same clip, the famous rapper said -

“I was f*cked up. I mean, I hit rock bottom. But I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable.”

He further said-

“I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now.”

CNN published the widely shared video on May 17, 2016. The video had a date stamp of March 5, 2016. It included the rapper hitting Cassie Ventura, his former partner.

Following his viral video, Diddy uploaded an apology on his Instagram

Diddy is now facing criticism for his actions (Image via Facebook / Diddy)
Diddy is now facing criticism for his actions (Image via Facebook / Diddy)

Sean "Diddy" Combs is currently making the headlines, however, by facing a lot of criticism and backlash.

A security video from March 5, 2016, featuring rapper Diddy abusing his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel corridor, was recently made public by CNN.

In the video, Cassie, an R&B singer and his partner at the time could be seen waiting barefoot for the hotel elevator, trying to put on her shoes. Then, while she was trying to grab all her belongings and go into the hotel elevator, the rapper showed up with a towel wrapped around his waist.


Then Diddy took Ventura by the back of her neck, threw her to the ground, and began to kick her while holding the towel with one hand. He then took something from the table, maybe a vase, and flung it in her direction while sitting in a chair.

In a statement released to the same source on May 18, Ventura's attorney, Douglas Wigdor, called the footage "gut-wrenching."

Now, stating the same and regretting his actions, the rapper uploaded a 70-second video on May 19 on his official Instagram account. In the video, he claimed to have reached his lowest point, but he said that he didn't want to offer any justifications. He understood that his actions on that video were unacceptable.


He went on to say that he was repulsed by his behavior and that he accepted full responsibility for what he did in that video.

He continued-

“It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that.”

He then added,

"I went and I sought out professional help. I got into going to therapy, going to rehab. I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I’m so sorry. But I’m committed to be a better man each and every day. I’m not asking for forgiveness. I’m truly sorry.”

The New York Times reported that Combs gave the hotel $50,000 for the security footage following the event.

Moreover, Combs had previously denied the physical abuse allegations, brought on by Cassie, in a statement on his Instagram account on December 6, 2023.

Furthermore, he also rejected the lawsuit that claimed he and two other people had r*ped a 17-year-old in 2003, in a recording studio in New York. Combs has refuted the allegations, calling them “hideous" and "false," and claiming that the lawsuit was filed beyond the deadline.

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