*An Arizona man is accusing Sean “Diddy” Combs of punching him in the face at a Super Bowl party, sparking an investigation that may include the mogul having to be interrogated by police, officials said Thursday.
According to the AP, Steven Donaldson, 31, was cursing out Combs for not performing at one of the many celeb-packed parties during Super Bowl weekend, said Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster. Donaldson thought the rapper was scheduled to perform at the party in question, Hoster said.
Donaldson, a Phoenix-area resident, told investigators that after he was struck, a security officer threw him to the ground and then threw him out of the shindig.
Hoster said police were interviewing witnesses and plan to talk again with Donaldson to ask if he wishes to press charges.
Donaldson had one red cheek and appeared intoxicated when officers responded to the call at 3 a.m. Sunday, about 30 minutes after the alleged altercation, Hoster told the AP, adding that Combs had left before officers arrived.
Donaldson provided police with cellphone video he took that shows somebody who appears to be Combs approach, but Hoster said it ends before the 45-year-old mogul allegedly threw a punch.
Police may question Combs, but Hoster said that depends on whether Donaldson wants to continue pressing the case.
“If he changes his mind we’re not going to reach out and bother Sean Combs,” Hoster said. “We’ll see.”