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Sean “Diddy” Combs’ History of Violence Dates Back to College Days, According to New Investigation

Amid a backdrop of sexual assault allegations and numerous lawsuits, including a high-profile settlement in November with former girlfriend Cassandra “Cassie” Ventura, Sean “Diddy” Combs finds his reputation as the renowned Bad Boy music icon tarnished, with his once-glamorous image overshadowed by accusations of violence and abuse. A new report from Rolling Stone delves into Combs’ life, tracing it back to his college days.

An eyewitness told Rolling Stone in a bombshell report published Wednesday that the “Bad Boy for Life” rapper was allegedly “super angry” and “screaming at the top of his lungs” during the incident at Howard University in the late 1980s.

“[He] whupped her butt — like really whupped her butt,” the source, who chose to remain anonymous due to the sensitive nature of what occurred, further claimed.

The onlooker alleged that Combs had used the apparent belt to strike his girlfriend “all over the place,” which made the young woman down in tears.

“She was trying to defend herself a little bit. She was crying,” the source claimed. “And we were telling him, ‘Get off of her.’ We were screaming for her.”

A separate source, who was also a student at the time, recalled a “belligerent” Combs shouting outside of Howard’s Harriet Tubman Quadrangle and hearing other women alert people in a panic about what was allegedly taking place.

“Puff is out here acting crazy. He’s beating her,” the eyewitness claimed fellow students were saying.

The unidentified former girlfriend declined Rolling Stone’s request for comment.

Page Six has reached out to Combs’ lawyer and a spokesperson for Howard University but did not immediately hear back in time for publication.

Per Rolling Stone’s six-month investigation, Combs had begun to earn a reputation for having a short fuse on campus prior to the big blowout with his then-girlfriend.

People had reportedly witnessed the “I Need a Girl” rapper seemingly try to intimidate the young woman by allegedly showing up to her English class to try and get her to ditch.

“She would tense up [when Combs appeared],” a student, who sat next to the woman, recalled to the magazine. “He just had a weird control thing. I felt like she was fearful.”

A separate former student recalled feeling the “Act Bad” rapper’s wrath when she objected to him cutting her in the cafeteria line and he allegedly “flew off the handle.”

A female classmate also claimed Combs once made her feel uncomfortable when he “caressed” her back without her consent.

The music mogul’s lawyer told Rolling Stone in part, “Mr. Combs cannot comment on settled litigation, will not comment on pending litigation and cannot address every allegation picked up by the press from any source, no matter how unreliable.”

Combs started attending Howard in the fall of 1987 but left after his sophomore year to pursue a career in entertainment.

He returned to the prestigious school in May 2014 to deliver a commencement speech and was given an honorary degree.

A series of recently filed lawsuits have shone a light on the alleged abuse Combs hid from the public for decades.

The Rolling Stone report also alleges that Combs was a controlling figure, unwilling to let the women in his life move on after the end of a relationship. Combs is accused of assaulting late music executive Shakir Stewart at a wedding in Italy, after Stewart had begun a relationship with Combs’ on-and-off partner Kim Porter. During the alleged incident, which occurred in 2000 at music mogul L.A. Reid’s wedding, Combs is accused of seeking out Stewart in his hotel room and assaulting him. Stewart’s mother, Portia Labrie, as well as two of his close friends, said that Combs broke a chair over Stewart’s head. “He left him bleeding on a hotel floor in Italy,” Labrie says. “He had to have stitches and then [Combs] threatened him … ‘I’m going to kill you’ … That’s when I said, ‘You need to get out of this business. This man is crazy.’”

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