An aspiring rapper is facing criminal charges after jumping Sean Diddy Combs’ fence to play him a demo tape.
The aspiring artist, named Isaiah Smalls, was arrested on Saturday for trespassing on Diddy’s property. The 23-year-old man reportedly showed up unannounced at the hip-hop mogul’s Los Angeles home, and began pounding on the security gate in an attempt to strike up a conversation with Diddy.
After successfully hopping the fence, Smalls was apprehended by security until police arrived. He was taken to jail but released from custody an hour later. Diddy was not home at the time of the incident.
In a video captured by TMZ, Smalls can be seen pacing in front of the estate, presumably frustrated at not being able to give Diddy his demo.
The news arrives just a couple months after one of Combs’ Los Angeles mansions hit the market for $14.5 million.
According to the New York Post, the home was also the site of the first-ever NFT (non-fungible token) gallery earlier this year. The event displayed and sold NFT artwork, as well as NFT fractionalized art legends like Basquiat and Salvador Dali.
Located in Beverly Hills, the home was listed by the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass earlier this month. The agency describes the newly renovated property as “an entertainer’s paradise,” complete with three floors, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an infinity pool, a sunken spa, a chef’s kitchen, a private elevator, a courtyard with an olive tree and waterfall, as well as stunning views of the Santa Monica mountains.
Check out the estate below.