Diddy Couldn't Say Cassie's Name During Apology Due To Legal Reasons

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Diddy had a good reason for not saying any names.

Just a few days ago, Diddy issued an apology after footage of him assaulting Cassie was obtained by CNN. Overall, this footage was from 2016 and it depicts the music mogul chasing after the singer and physically assaulting her. Subsequently, there was a ton of outrage surrounding the video, and understandably so. Fans were shocked by what they were seeing, and they were also a bit surprised to see this kind of video evidence become so public.

In the aftermath of the leak, Diddy took to his Instagram page where he offered up an apology to Cassie. However, fans were not impressed with the apology. In fact, some noted how the mogul never actually mentioned Cassie by name. Well, it seems like there was a good reason for this. According to TMZ, when Diddy settled a lawsuit with Cassie back in November, they both signed an NDA. Effectively, they can't speak publicly about one another. Had Diddy mentioned her in the apology, he would have been in deep legal hot water.

Diddy Apology Under Scrutiny

As TMZ notes, Diddy's legal team had a large hand in overseeing his apology. Ultimately, they don't want him to say anything that can jeopardize his NDA. Moreover, he has other lawsuits to worry about, and he doesn't want to jeopardize those either. For now, this is a nightmare situation for the music mogul, and the public pressure is not easing up. Numerous fans and celebrities have come out this week to denounce the star. Even LeBron James unfollowed Diddy on Instagram, which is indicative of a large trend.

Let us know what you think of Diddy's apology, in the comments section down below. Do you believe that his apology was sufficient, or do you think that he barely scratched the surface? What do you think is going to happen next in this saga? Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the music world. We will continue to keep you informed on all of your favorite artists and their upcoming projects.


About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.