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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Returns Key to New York City



Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Sean “Diddy” Combs returned his key to New York City at the request of Mayor Eric Adams following the release of a video showing him attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials confirmed Saturday.

According to the mayor’s office, Combs returned the key after Adams sent letters to his offices in New York and California on June 4, rescinding the privilege and requesting its return to City Hall. The key was received by the city on June 10.

In his correspondence, Adams expressed deep concern over the incident, stating, “I strongly condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with all survivors of domestic and gender-based violence.”

Combs’ career has faced significant challenges due to multiple allegations of sexual abuse and a federal sex-trafficking investigation that led to searches of his properties in Los Angeles and Miami.

In May, CNN aired security footage showing Combs assaulting Cassie in a hotel corridor in Los Angeles in 2016. Combs publicly apologized, acknowledging his actions as “inexcusable.” Cassie, legally named Cassandra Ventura, filed a lawsuit against Combs last year, prompting increased scrutiny. The case was settled the day after it was initiated.


Last year, Adams honored Combs with the key during a ceremony coinciding with the release of a new album.

Following the release of the video involving Cassie, Howard University rescinded an honorary degree awarded to Combs and terminated a scholarship program named after him.

Combs, renowned for founding Bad Boy Records, has been a pivotal figure in hip-hop for over three decades, transforming musical success into a substantial business empire.

A request for comment from Combs’ representative listed online was not immediately returned.