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Peloton pauses use of Diddy’s music and series

The exercise brand drops the rapper’s music after a user requests the removal
Diddy (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Peloton has reportedly “paused” the use of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music and his series on its platform.

The rapper was hit by a wave of lawsuits in late 2023 and early 2024, including allegations of sex trafficking and sexual assault.

The cases remain active, and he has denied all claims against him.

Since then, a video was released by CNN showing him launching a brutal attack on his ex, Cassie Ventura, at a now-closed Los Angeles hotel, and he’s issued an apology that some people consider insincere.

“We take this issue very seriously and can confirm Peloton has paused the use of Sean Combs’ music, as well as removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series, on our platform,” the company stated on its Facebook page.

“This means our instructors are no longer using his music in any newly produced classes. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns and thank you for being a member of our Peloton community,” the statement continued.

TMZ reported that Peloton wrote this in response to a disgruntled user.

“Dear Peloton, Your next purge needs to be all Diddy classes. Signed, women everywhere,” the individual had commented.

Combs didn’t mention Ventura directly by name in his apology video, which was released on Instagram, and used it to say it was hard for him to talk about “dark” times. He also told his followers he went into therapy and rehab and sought God’s help after he battered her.

What Combs said on May 19 regardingt the footage of him beating Ventura was that he had hit “rock bottom” when it was captured, adding he was disgusted with himself over the incident then and now.

“Combs’ most recent statement is more about himself than the many people he has hurt,” Meredith Firetog, a partner at Wigdor LLP, the legal firm representing Ventura, responded in a statement to Page Six.

“When Cassie and multiple other women came forward, he denied everything and suggested that his victims were looking for a payday,” Firetog continued.

“That he was only compelled to ‘apologize’ once his repeated denials were proven false shows his pathetic desperation, and no one will be swayed by his disingenuous words,” she added, referring to the mountain of other accusations of abuse Combs is currently facing.

Ventura had detailed the 2016 assault caught on tape in a bombshell 2023 lawsuit she lodged against Combs, which accused him of abuse.

The music mogul settled out of court over the claims a day after it was filed, but his legal team later said the settlement was in “no way an admission of wrongdoing.”

Footage of Combs beating Ventura was captured on surveillance cameras at the now-closed InterContinental Hotel, showing him kicking her as she lay motionless on the ground before he hurled a glass vase at her after watching her pick up her belongings after the initial attack.

Ventura’s 2023 filing said Combs was “extremely intoxicated” at the time and had punched her “in the face” leaving a “black eye.”

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