Rap stars and violence go together like peanut butter and jelly, Romeo and Juliet, gin and tonic, the Kardashians and superficiality.
Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested on assault charges with a deadly weapon — a kettlebell — on Monday at the athletic facilities of UCLA, where Diddy’s son Justin is a defensive back.
Reportedly the old man was angry because Justin was being ridden by UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi.
Hell, that’s what football coaches, especially strength coaches, do. They ride players like Victor Espinoza rode American Pharoah to the Triple Crown.
A weight room for a major college football program like UCLA is not exactly Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
A hip-hop music mogul like Diddy should have remembered that before he went all Robert Young and Ward Cleaver.
By the way, Diddy evidently isn’t all that deadly with a kettlebell, which aimed properly could knock out a rhino. Nobody was injured.
Stay tuned for potentially more testosterone-laced macho fireworks at UCLA. Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, is a Bruin wide receiver.
50 Cent, who has feuded with Diddy, couldn’t hide his glee at Combs’ misadventures as Daddy, mocking him in a series of Instagram posts.
Only in America.
Of course, Kettlebellgate now is a great recruiting tool for USC.