TheRoot.com, By Kalyn Womack, Posted November 23rd 2023
Y’all, Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura’s lawsuit accusing Sean “Diddy” Combs of sexual assault and domestic abuse seemingly confirmed a lot of conspiracies about the Hip Hop mogul. However, the suit also gave the backstory behind a years-old rumor that got Ventura dragged in the media.
If you remember, around 2012, the online gossip blogs slammed Ventura as being a cheater, claiming that she was having a fling with rapper Kid Cudi behind Combs’ back. A “source” told All Hip Hop that Ventura confided in Cudi about issues related to her relationship with Combs and Cudi allegedly took advantage of Ventura while she was in an “emotionally weak state.”
Get a load of this from Bossip:
Cudi has allegedly been spitting game at Cassie for a while and took advantage of her while she was in a vulnerable state. She trusted him like a friend. But he totally abused her trust. The good news for Cassie is that, while Diddy was allegedly very upset initially, the affair seems to have brought Diddy and Cassie closer.
Well… we’re not too sure about that anymore.
The tabloids then reported that Combs threatened to kill Cudi out of “revenge” for ruining his relationship with Ventura. However, according to Ventura’s lawsuit, this revenge campaign was less out of love but more out of control. The singer confirmed in the suit she had a brief relationship with Cudi in 2011 during a “rough patch” with Combs.
However, after Combs found out about the fling, he allegedly went on a rampage, beating Ventura and lunging at her with a manual corkscrew. Following this, the suit says she fled to Cudi’s house for refuge. As a result, Ventura claims Combs directed his rampage toward Cudi.
“In February 2012, during Paris Fashion Week, Mr. Combs told Ms. Ventura that he was going to blow up Kid Cudi’s car, and that he wanted to ensure that Kid Cudi was home with his friends when it happened. Around that time, Kid Cudi’s car exploded in his driveway,” the suit reads. “Ms. Ventura was terrified, as she began to fully comprehend what Mr. Combs was both willing and able to do to those he believed had slighted him.”
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If the claims in her suit are true, I think the gossip blogs owe Cassie an apology.