50 Cent recently had some fun at the expense of Diddy on social media, but he has since deleted the trash-talking posts, and he explained why during a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday.
Diddy was arrested Monday for allegedly swinging a kettlebell ring at UCLA football coach Sal Alosi, who works with Diddy's son Justin Combs. 50 Cent then made several posts on social media mocking Diddy's predicament. Though the posts are now deleted, the New York Daily News reported they included 50 counting out "bail money" and adding the caption “It’s all about the kettlebells baby” to a photo of Diddy.
During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker about his TV series, "Power," and the new movie "Southpaw," 50 Cent explained why he took the post down: As soon as Diddy was formally charged, "that's when it stops being funny."
"When it's happening and it's like, 'What? What happened?', I'm getting it like everyone else is getting it and just making fun of the situation," 50 said. "But when it gets to him actually being charged with something, you pump the brakes a little bit and see what happens with his actual case."
Despite the social media mockery, 50 added that as a parent, he understands Diddy wanting to protect his son against what he perceived as unfair treatment.
"It's not the first time a parent has gotten into an argument with a coach, and the coach particularly involved in this situation is someone that we can call, like, an asshole," the rapper said.
Watch 50 Cent discuss Diddy in the video above, and click here for the full HuffPost Live conversation.
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