Sean Diddy Combs caught a wave criticism late last month after a picture he uploaded to Instagram featuring JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Nas turned out to have been edited to remove fellow rappers French Montana and Fabolous.
During a recent interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Diddy clarified the situation. He pinned the blame on his young photo editor, who, Diddy says, hadnt informed him the picture had been altered.
Theres this thing in social media called the #DiddyCrop, he said. I take a lot pictures with a lot different celebrities cause were just all family and stuff. Sometimes, my photography editor, he doesnt let me know when hes taking people out the pictures.
Diddy later joked that his friends havent spoken to him since he uploaded the edited picture.
There were people that were taken away that didnt deserve to be taken away, Diddy added. I had nothing to do with it. It was this young kid that works for me; he wanted a picture JAY-Z, Nas and Kendrick Lamar]. So he used his social technology skills and thats what he did. My friends havent been talking to me for like two weeks laughs].
Elsewhere, Diddy confirmed his interest in buying the Carolina Panthers.
Im one the people that are bidding and looking at it, he said. I feel its time for some minority ownership in the NFL, especially as] 70% the athletes are African-American and I think its important for them to see somebody that looks like them in an ownership position. And I think itd be good for the NFL and for people as a whole.
Watch the interview above.