50 Cent Theorizes Why Diddy's Alleged Assault Footage Was Published

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50 Cent says he knows why the video became public.

50 Cent shared a theory regarding the timing of CNN putting out the viral video of Diddy appearing to assault Cassie on Friday. The clip, which stems from 2016, shows the Bad Boy mogul seemingly grabbing his then-parter from behind, throwing her to the ground, and kicking her. Shortly after CNN published the video, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office put out a statement explaining that the statute of limitations on assault has passed and in turn, Diddy won't be facing any charges.

50 shared the statement on Instagram, on Saturday, adding in the caption: "This is why they put that tape out, they know they can’t charge him with what we saw, but they know we can’t unsee what we saw."

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As for the D.A.'s statement, the office admits that the video is both "disturbing" and "difficult to watch," but that they can't do anything. It adds: "If the conduct depicted occurred in 2016, unfortunately we would be unable to charge as the conduct would have occurred beyond the timeline where a crime of assault can be prosecuted. As of today, law enforcement has not presented a case related to the attack depicted in the video against Mr. Combs, but we encourage anyone who has been a victim or witness to a crime to report it to law enforcement or reach out to our office for support from our Bureau of Victims Services."

50 Cent On The Release Of Diddy's Alleged Assault Video

Check out 50's response to the explanation from the D.A.'s office above. Diddy has yet to comment on the video, but he's denied the various allegations against him over recent months on several occasions. Be on the lookout for further updates on 50 Cent and Diddy on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.