Diddy Issues Formal Apology For Cassie Assault As Footage Goes Viral: Watch

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According to Diddy, he "hit rock bottom."

On Friday, CNN exclusively obtained some graphic footage of Diddy and his ex-girlfriend Cassie at a hotel in 2016. In the disturbing footage, the Bad Boy Records founder appears to chase the singer through a hallway, pulling her to the ground and kicking her before attempting to drag her back to his room. The footage has since gone viral, with countless social media users and peers expressing outrage over the alleged assault.

Now, Diddy has issued a formal response on Instagram. In a clip, he apologizes for his actions, claiming to have since gotten professional help. “It’s so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life, but sometimes you got to do that," he begins. "I was f*cked up — I hit rock bottom — but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable. I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was disgusted then when I did it. I’m disgusted now. 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.

Diddy Says He Sought Professional Help After Allegedly Assaulting Cassie

Cassie has yet to respond directly to the now-viral footage, though her lawyer Douglas H. Wigdor released a statement the day it was released. “The gut-wrenching video has only further confirmed the disturbing and predatory behavior of Mr. Combs,” he said via email. “Words cannot express the courage and fortitude that Ms. Ventura has shown in coming forward to bring this to light.”

What do you think of Diddy issuing a formal apology after footage of him allegedly assaulting Cassie went viral? What about him revealing that he's since gotten professional help? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.