Few days after the publicized near-brawl at the VMAs between J. Cole and Diddy, it has now been reported that the altercation started from Kendrick Lamar’s controversial verse in Big Sean’s Control.
According to new reports, tensions initially boiled over between Diddy and Lamar which resulted in Cole getting involved.
Multiple sources familiar with the situation told Complex it went down like this: 1. Diddy was visibly intoxicated. 2. He tried to confront Kendrick over the “King of New York” claim in his “Control” freestyle. 3. Diddy allegedly attempted to pour a drink on Kendrick, and J. Cole intervened. 4. The two started arguing and Cole allegedly put his hands on Diddy, which then led to problems between their respective crews. 5. After a brief scuffle, both crews separated. We reached out to the Dream Downtown to confirm the party. Their reps said they hosted an event on Sunday night with a variety of celebrities but could not give out further information on the incident. However, photos via FakeShoreDrive from the event confirm that J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and Diddy were all in the building. (Complex)
While brief with his words, Cole simply downplayed the rumored scuffle on Monday (August 26).
“people will believe anything,” Cole tweeted August 26. (J. Cole’s Twitter)
More direct in his approach, Diddy specifically addressed the reports and did initially confirm there was some shouting.
“I usually don’t address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC. We are friends. We just yell in public sometimes LOL #Fam,” Diddy tweeted August 26.
“I usually don’t address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC. We are friends The rumors are not true. We had a great party” (Diddy’s Twitter)
Prior to Puff’s comments, Cole’s road manager Ibrahim denied the fight rumors.
“The Internet is a crazy place you n*ggaz reporting sh*t with no facts, Cole ain’t get thrown out no party and he d*mn sure aint get beat up,” he tweeted August 26.