Diddy took a fall on stage Sunday at the BET Awards, slipping into a hole on stage and then appearing flustered afterward as he messed up his lines while presenting an award.
Diddy was on stage with several other Bad Boy Records artists celebrating the label’s 20th anniversary. As the group performed the song “It’s All About The Benjamins,” Diddy tried to maneuver across stage to get out of the way of rapper Jadakiss, but instead ended up taking a wrong step and falling down off the stage.
The night didn’t get much easier from there. Not long after Diddy fell off stage, he messed up his lines while presenting an award and had to ask the teleprompter operator to go back. He apologized and said he was nervous after celebrating his label’s 20th anniversary.
The awkward appearance was the first for Diddy since he was arrested and accused of assaulting his son’s strength and training coach. Police say the incident took place in the UCLA weight room, where Diddy attacked the coach with a kettlebell after an argument about the rapper’s son, Justin, who is on the football team.
This week Diddy’s other son, Quincy Brown, spoke out, calling the arrest a “hiccup.”
“Hiccups happen in life. You push that to the side. You worry about that later,” Brown told the Associated Press. “That’s why we here right now just enjoying the BET Awards. We come every year. We’re supporting the family, supporting my dad. And my dad’s got a big performance this year.”
Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, was free after posting $50,000 bail and denied the charges, saying he was acting in self-defense.
“The various accounts of the event and charges that are being reported are wholly inaccurate,” Nathalie Moar, a rep for Combs Enterprises, said in a statement to the Associated Press. “What we can say now is that any actions taken by Mr. Combs were solely defensive in nature to protect himself and his son.”
But Brown added that the fall wouldn’t stop Diddy or the rest of the Bad Boy crew from celebrating their anniversary.
“This is a big moment,” Brown said. “This is like a family reunion for Bad Boy… Bad Boy is still here. We ain’t never went nowhere. Can’t stop, won’t stop.”
And despite Diddy falling off stage, the performance was a hit with the crowd, and remembered as one of the top moments of the 2015 BET Awards.
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