Sean “Diddy” Combs ended up in the middle of a scuffle at his and Jay Z’s star-studded MTV Video Music Awards after-party.
In a room packed with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Leo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake, tensions boiled over between rappers J. Cole and Combs.
A witness at the PH-D rooftop lounge at the Dream Downtown told us, “J. Cole was saying inappropriate things to Sean Combs and his girlfriend, Cassie. Sean immediately pounced. Some pushing and shoving happened. No punches were thrown, but it was a visible disturbance. A few bottles splashed to the floor and some partygoers were knocked over, falling on top of Renee Graziano from ‘Mob Wives.’ ”
Other witnesses described it as a 3 a.m. “dust-up” that started after multiple bottles of Diddy’s Ciroc had been downed. Combs walked out of the melee and seemed untroubled, immediately making his way to the mike to welcome everyone to the VMA bash, and wished Cassie a happy birthday.
According to eyewitnesses, Cole was sitting with Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z when Diddy approached them. Cole said something sideways that rubbed Sean John the wrong way and he began “play choking” him, that is when the scuffle ensued and bottles were broken. Diddy reportedly DID toss a few glancing blows to Jermaine’s slender frame then hopped on the microphone to play the whole thing off.
Jermaine took to Twitter to do a some damage control of his own.