Diddy in Video Being Mean to Singer Cassie
FILE - Sean "Diddy" Combs appears at the premiere of "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" on June 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Diddy in Video Being Mean to Singer Cassie

May 17th, 2024

A famous man called Sean “Diddy” Combs is in a video where he is not being nice to Cassie, a singer. This happened in a hotel in 2016. Cassie told people that Diddy hurt her for many years. Diddy says he did not do these things. People saw Diddy in the video hitting and pushing Cassie. Cassie was trying to leave, but Diddy was yelling and did not let her go. Cassie was scared but got away. Later, she had to come back. Cassie's lawyer says she was very brave to tell others what happened. Diddy had to give the hotel money for the video. There is also an investigation about other bad things Diddy might have done, but he has not been charged with any crimes. Diddy makes music and has other businesses. Cassie and Diddy were a couple for a long time. Cassie sings and acts too. She has a song that many people liked and has been on TV and in movies.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who is in the video from 2016?
. What was Cassie trying to do in the video?
. What does Diddy do for work?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

Sean "Diddy" Combs and Cassie are both American celebrities known for their work in the music industry. They were in a romantic relationship. The alleged incident occurred in the United States, where discussions about domestic abuse and the behavior of public figures are prominent social issues.

🧠 Further reading

Celebrity culture
Famous people are very popular. We see a lot about their lives. People like to buy things that famous people use or say are good. We usually know what a group of people like because we see what they do. But we don't always see famous people with their groups. They are in many places like movies, governments, clothes, sports, and music. When many people know and like famous people, it becomes a "culture." People make this "culture" and famous people make it big by being part of it. Now, looking at what famous people do is fun for us. It is like a game and helps us not think about real life for a while. Long time ago, in the United States, new rich people wanted everyone to know them. They were in newspapers and magazines. We learned about them in the late 1800s. First, we knew about people who helped others or were in charge of things. But later, in the 1890s, people who were interesting to talk about became more famous.

Interpersonal relationship
People have different kinds of special connections with other people. These connections can be with family, friends, people who are in love, people who work together, or people who are in clubs. People in these connections share, help, and agree with each other. These connections are very important for groups and how people live together. People who study how people connect look at many things like history, talking, society, money, rules, messages, numbers, helping people, and culture. They want to understand and show how these connections work. There are close connections like love. People think about love in many ways. Love can have feelings, sharing, and promises. There are steps in love, like feeling interested, being in love, and staying together for a long time. Love is very special for people who are together in this way.

Robert Shapiro (lawyer)
Robert Shapiro is a lawyer and business maker from America. He helped O. J. Simpson, who was a famous sportsman. O. J. Simpson did not go to jail for a bad thing people thought he did. After, Robert made some companies that help people with law problems. Robert was born in a place called Plainfield. His family was Jewish. He finished school in Los Angeles in 1961 and university in 1965. He became a lawyer in 1968. Robert joined a group with his best friend Roger in university. Robert worked for many famous people. Sometimes, he helped sports people and stars with their problems. He also wrote books about law. One time, Robert helped two brothers, Erik and Lyle Menéndez. They did something very bad, and he helped Erik give himself to the police. Later, another lawyer helped Erik and his brother. When O. J. Simpson had a big problem, Robert was there to help him. He went on TV and asked O. J. Simpson to go to the police. Robert was a very important lawyer in this case.