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Sean 'Diddy' Combs shares an old music video showing him running from police a week after his house was raided in sex trafficking investigation

Eve Crosbie   

Sean 'Diddy' Combs shares an old music video showing him running from police a week after his house was raided in sex trafficking investigation
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs has shared on Instagram the video for a 1997 song that shows him escaping police.
  • It comes a week after the rapper's homes in LA and Miami were raided by Homeland Security.

Amid mounting sexual misconduct allegations, Sean "Diddy" Combs has posted on Instagram the music video of his 1997 song "Victory," in which he is seen running from law enforcement officers.

In the caption of the post, which was shared on Friday — just over a week after homes belonging to the musician were raided by federal officials — Combs wrote, "Bad Boy for life," followed by a raised fist emoji.

Although it's not the first time Combs has posted on social media since the search, having shared two photos of his 15-month-old daughter in the last week, many have interpreted it as a response to his growing legal issues.

Released by the embattled hip-hop mogul under the name Puff Daddy, the music video for "Victory" pays homage to the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring 1987 film "The Running Man." It sees Combs play a character who manages to escape the clutches of armed military police.

Dennis Hopper and Danny DeVito made cameo appearances in the almost eight-minute-long video, which reportedly cost $2,700,000 and is considered one of the most expensive music videos ever made.

In the comments below the post, many of the rapper's followers alluded to the public scrutiny Combs has faced since allegations of sexual assault first came out against him in November 2023.

The 54-year-old's son, Christian Combs — who has now been accused, alongside his father, of sexually assaulting a woman in 2022 — was among those who commented. "Who you know do it better!!" he wrote, followed by three fire emojis.

As Business Insider previously reported, Combs's Los Angeles and Miami properties were raided by the Department of Homeland Security officials on March 25.

The following day, an attorney for Combs issued a statement to BI, maintaining his client's innocence and calling the raids "a gross overuse of military-level force."

On Friday, the same day Combs shared his post, his ex-partner Misa Hylton said that the agents used "excessive" force during their search alongside a social media post that appeared to show footage taken from surveillance cameras inside and outside Combs' $40 million LA home.

Combs and Hilton's son, Justin Dior Combs, and Christian, whom the rapper fathered with the late Kim Porter, were detained by officers during the search.

Reports from the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times citing law-enforcement sources indicated the search was part of a sex-trafficking investigation.

The search came after five separate accusers filed civil suits against Combs, alleging he had sexually assaulted or abused them. In November, one of Combs' ex-girlfriends, the singer Casandra "Cassie" Ventura, made the first accusations.

Ventura and Combs settled their suit within days, but none of the other suits have been settled. In one, a woman claims Combs participated in a "gang rape" attack on her when she was a teenager.

Combs has previously denied all the allegations in a statement posted to Instagram on December 6, 2023, stating he "will fight for my name, my family and for the truth."


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