Rival 50 Cent sells Netflix series on P Diddy sex assault allegations

Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and Sean Combs (P Diddy)
Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and Sean Combs (P Diddy)

Rapper 50 Cent has sold a documentary to Netflix that accuses his rival Sean “Diddy” Combs of a string of sexual assaults.

The artist, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, started promoting the programme after Combs was accused of rape and abuse by Cassie Ventura, his ex-girlfriend, last year.

50 Cent confirmed on Tuesday he sold the series to the major streaming service following a “massive bidding war” involving various other networks.

“Netflix wins the bidding war but if more victims keep coming out I’m gonna need more episodes,” the rapper said in an Instagram post.

The series, which will be produced through 50 Cent’s G-Unit Film and Television Studios, will reportedly focus on allegations brought by Ventura, a 37-year-old singer, and a string of other women.

Combs has denied all allegations against him.

Last week, Combs – also known as P Diddy – apologised for assaulting Ventura in 2016 after footage emerged showing him dragging, punching and kicking her in a hotel corridor while she tried to leave with two bags.

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Security camera caught the rapper attacking Ventura in a hotel hallway

On Thursday, Ventura broke her silence after the video of her being assaulted by Combs was published online saying, “this is only the beginning”.

The singer said domestic violence “broke me down to someone I never thought I would become. With a lot of hard work, I am better today, but I will always be recovering from my past”.

Calling on her 10.4 million Instagram followers to believe victims who allege abuse, she added: “It takes a lot of heart to tell the truth out of a situation that you were powerless in.”

This week Combs, 54, was hit with the sixth lawsuit since Ventura sued him in November. Ventura’s case was swiftly settled.

In the latest case, model Crystal McKinney claimed Combs drugged her when she was 22 and then forced her to perform oral sex on him during a visit to his New York City studio two decades ago.

Jackson, 48, has repeatedly revelled in Combs’ ongoing legal woes.

Last week, he responded to a social media post by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office saying they were unable to take legal action against Combs after the video emerged of him attacking Ventura.

“This is why they put that tape out, they know they can’t charge him with what we saw, but they know we can’t [unsee] what we saw,” Jackson wrote.

Jackson also criticised Combs’ statement that he had “sat silently and watched people try to assassinate my character, destroy my reputation and my legacy”.

“The lie detector test has determined this was a lie,” Jackson wrote.

After federal agents raided Combs’ Los Angeles and Miami homes in March, Jackson said: “Now it’s not Diddy do it, it’s Diddy done – they don’t come like that unless they got a case.”

Combs’ lawyer Aaron Dyer called the raids an “unprecedented ambush” as part of “nothing more than a witch hunt based on meritless accusations”.

Jackson and Combs have been rivals for more than two decades after Combs reportedly refused to sign Jackson over concerns he would bring “too much drama”.

Former G-Unit member Tony Yayo said Combs told Jackson “we can’t sign you playboy” during a meeting in the early 2000s, despite Jackson having previously ghostwritten some of his songs.

Tensions were further inflamed in 2006 when Jackson appeared to suggest Combs had inside knowledge about the murder of Biggie Smalls in his single The Bomb. Combs has denied having any information about the killer.

The feud escalated in 2014 when they went head-to-head with rival vodka brands – Ciroc and Effen Vodka. “Puff’s is not even vodka. It’s grapes [and] says ‘made with vodka,’ you know what I’m saying?” Jackson said on the Drink Champs podcast in 2018.