With a huge ego comes a huge sense of entitlement. Hip-hop asshole Sean “P. Diddy Puff Daddy” Combs may be at the top of the rap game, but his son is a red shirt sophomore benchwarmer on the UCLA Bruins football team. Unsatisfied with his son’s relative unimportance to the team, Diddy had a few words with a UCLA assistant coach and then tried to cave his skull in.
TMZ reports that Diddy was at a Bruins work out watching his son Justin. Strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi was apparently a little too hard on Diddy Jr. for Senior’s liking. Witnesses report that Alosi was pushing Justin and said, “I don’t care if your dad’s here. This is UCLA. I’m going to treat you just like I treat everyone else.”
How dare a coach treat Justin Combs just like the rest of the team. His dad is a millionaire rap star and music mogul. He deserves special treatment, am I right? No, actually I’m not right, but that’s how Diddy felt.
Diddy went to Alosi’s office to tell him off or something. Alosi was on the phone and told Diddy to “hang on” but Diddy couldn’t wait to express his opinion. He picked up a kettlebell weight and swung it at the coach’s head. Luckily he narrowly missed because witnesses say if he had connected, Alosi would have been killed.
There’s obviously more to this story because Diddy was arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of battery, and one count of making terrorist threats. Allegedly there is video of the attack, but it hasn’t been released yet.
The media seems content with playing this off as a minor “helicopter dad” incident, but Diddy actually tried to murder someone for not showing his son preferential treatment. I’d also like to point out that Diddy is black and Alosi is white, though I doubt there will be a Justice Department hate crime investigation here.
People want to talk about white privilege, but what about rich privilege? All of Diddy’s fame and fortune couldn’t buy his son’s way to a starting position and it drove him nuts. What he failed to understand is, football takes actual talent to succeed. It’s not like hip-hop where everyone is as good as everyone else; to be the best in sports you genuinely need skill.
Despite Diddy’s criminal history and the severe nature of this attack, he was release on a paltry $50,000 bail. I wonder how this attempted murder will effect Justin Comb’s playing time?
UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora took the noncommittal position of calling the attack an, “unfortunate incident for all parties involved.”
So a parent tried to kill a coach because he didn’t like the way his son was being treated and that’s unfortunate for all parties involved? How about sticking up for your coaching staff and condemning the assault?