Diddy was reportedly taken into custody after University police were called in to the UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex to calm the rowdy situation when the music mogul charged at the football coach.
Wealthiest Hip Hop mogul, Sean 'Diddy' Combs has been arrested at the University of California, Los Angeles on Monday, June 22, 2015 after allegedly assaulting his son, Justin Combs’ football coach with a kettlebell.
Diddy was reportedly taken into custody after University police were called in to the UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex to calm the rowdy situation when the music mogul, whose son Justin is a defensive back on the UCLA football team, charged at the football coach.
Confirming the incident, the university released a statement saying, 'Shortly after 12:30 p.m. today, Sean Combs (also known as P. Diddy) was arrested at UCLA’s Acosta Athletic Training Complex on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, which was a kettlebell. No one was seriously injured and UCPD is investigating.
'Combs is expected to be transported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Inmate Reception Center later this evening,' the statement reads on Monday afternoon.
According to a report by TMZ, Diddy was irked after witnessing an assistant coach yelling at his son during a training session as the rapper stood on the sidelines watching. The coach was 'was riding Justin, screaming intensely at him,' a source told the website.
While a rep for Diddy declined to comment on the arrest, UCLA's Head football coach, Jim Mora issued the following statement: 'I’m thankful that our staff showed the level of professionalism that they did in handling this situation. This is an unfortunate incident for all parties involved. While UCPD continues to review this matter, we will let the legal process run its course and refrain from further comment at this time.'