Sean "Diddy" Combs insists that the kettlebell incident at UCLA was just a "miscommunication." Combs landed himself in hot water after he allegedly swung a kettlebell during a heated conversation with conditioning coach Sal Alosi over his son Justin, who is a redshirt junior defensive back on the UCLA football team.
The hip-hop mogul told Power 105's "Breakfast Club" that he was simply trying to communicate with the coaches.
"When you have a child that plays sports, you're actually giving your child up to those coaches," he said on the show. "You have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons, they have to be able to take a lot, you can't have no soft skin. But I think there's a fine line, too, and I think that there's times when you have to just communicate and find out what's going on and be by your children's side."
Combs vaguely alleged that someone had mistreated his son.
"One thing you gotta do is be there for your kids 110 percent ... you can't just stand by and watch someone do something," he said. "So as a father or a mother, anyone can relate to if you feel you have to go straighten something out for your child."
Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God made Combs laugh when he took out a kettlebell in the studio and hoisted it next to the rapper, asking if the weightlifting tool was involved.
Combs gave a vague answer as he laughed. "I went there to communicate," he said. "Nah, nah, nah ... it was just a miscommunication," but when Charlamagne pointed to the kettlebell and asked, "Do you know what this is?" Combs answered, "That's a miscommunication!"
Though the Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined to file felony charges against Combs for the June 20 confrontation, Combs said he believes he is no longer welcome at UCLA football practices.
"As I know right now, I'm not allowed," he said.
He's not too bitter, though. He still cheered on the radio show: "Go UCLA! Go Bruins!"