Tyrese Defends Diddy After Home Raids, Says Mogul Hosted 'Most Legendary Parties'

Diddy's Los Angeles and Miami homes were raided by authorities as part of an alleged sex trafficking investigation.

Sean Combs and Tyrese attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Can't Stop Won't Stop"
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Sean Combs and Tyrese attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of "Can't Stop Won't Stop"

Tyrese defended Diddy after his homes in Los Angeles and Miami were raided by authorities as part of a reported investigation for sex trafficking.

"What I can’t do and what I won’t do is downplay the laughter, the fun, the energy, the inspiration, the award shows the studio sessions the most legendary parties and events I’ve ever attended in my life," Tyrese wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. "I also can’t act as if my high school backyard parties throughout south central LA wasn’t the craziest parties ever because of the Bad Boy on slew of hit record."

Tyrese distanced himself from defending Diddy from the allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse, as outlined by multiple lawsuits filed against him, but wrote that he was "praying" for the Bad Boy Records founder.

"I don’t condone nor do I support abuse, bullying sexual assault or anything that is currently being alleged but what I can’t do is turn the blinds on how much this mean to me and all of us, and what he has done for the community of music and culture," he continued. "I’m praying for Diddy his kids, his family, his mother, and all of the alleged victims that’s in the middle of trying to simply have their voices to be heard. I love this brother he’s been nothing but kind and generous towards me and that’s the way I feel praying and praying for more of a better outcome of all of this is happening, God bless you Diddy if you ever need to call me and just need a listening here I’m right here bro….."

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Federal agents seized multiple electronic devices from Diddy's two homes on Monday. Investigators launched a sex trafficking probe into the media mogul after four women filed civil lawsuits accusing him of rape and sex trafficking. Diddy’s sons, Justin and King, were detained outside the L.A. home during the raid but were not arrested.

Diddy's attorney, Aaron Dyer, has criticized the "military-level force" nature of the raids. "There is no excuse for the excessive show of force and hostility exhibited by authorities or the way his children and employees were treated," said Dyer. "Mr. Combs was never detained but spoke to and cooperated with authorities. Despite media speculation, neither Mr. Combs nor any of his family members have been arrested nor has their ability to travel been restricted in any way."

Diddy has denied allegations of abuse and assault and has not been criminally charged.

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