Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will reportedly miss the 2024 Grammys after facing sex assault allegations.
The billionaire rapper and businessman, 54, is nominated in the Best Progressive R and B Album category for his latest project ‘The Love Album: Off the Grid’ but sources say he won’t be turning up at the awards after claims he sexually assaulted several women.
Page Six said it is standard policy for the Recording Academy to issue an invitation to all nominees, and said Diddy hadn’t been “disinvited” from the event, but reported he won’t be going.
The Academy told Rolling Stone in December about the accusations against Diddy: “We are taking this matter very seriously and we are in the process of evaluating it with the time and care that it deserves.”
This year’s Grammys s scheduled to take place at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on 4 February.
Diddy’s ‘Off the Grid’ record featured a star-studded line-up of appearances from artists including Busta Rhymes, Mary J Blige, Summer Walker, Fabolous, Jazmine Sullivan and Babyface.
Diddy faced accusations in 2023 from multiple women that he subjected them to rape and abuse.
In November, the Bad Boy Records founder’s ex and former artist Cassie filed a lawsuit against the rappper, alleging that he raped and abused her during their 10-year relationship.
In the suit, the ‘Me and U’ singer, 37, born Casandra Ventura, claimed her ex “was prone to uncontrollable rage, and frequently beat Ms Ventura savagely.”
It added: “Over the years that Mr Combs abused Ms Ventura physically and sexually, she again and again tried to escape his tight hold over her life.
“Every time she hid, Mr Combs’s vast network of corporations and affiliated entities found her, and those who worked for Mr. Combs’s companies implored her to return to him.
“Many went as far as to explicitly state that her failure to return to Mr. Combs would hinder her success in the entertainment industry.”
Combs vehemently denied Cassie’s claims, saying via his attorney at the time he had been “subjected to” Cassie’s “persistent demand of $30 million, under the threat of writing a damaging book about their relationship, which was unequivocally rejected as blatant blackmail”.
Diddy and Cassie have settled her lawsuit, but after it was made public
he faced three additional lawsuits from women who claimed he sexually assaulted them.
In the most recent suit, a woman claimed she was 17 years old when Diddy allegedly drugged and gang raped her in 2003.
The hip-hop mogul has denied all of the allegations against him.