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March 11, 2009
Diddy Defends Hosting Chris and Rihanna
Music, fashion and perfume mogul Diddy is defending his decision to open up his Star Island, Fla. home to Chris Brown and Rihanna after Brown was accused of assaulting the "Umbrella" songstress.
Sean "Diddy" Combs told Ellen DeGeneres during his interview on her show, "It was a dark time for them and I was there as more of a support. I'm not immersed in [their situation]. I'm not going to pass judgment on it. I'm going to be there as a friend."
The rapper turned entrepreneur was defensive, but doesn't think he's in the wrong. "It's my house, and I'm allowed to give my house to whoever I want to give my house to." He continued, "I don't cast a stone -- cast judgment on anybody. So, if friends ask me for a favor, then I'm going to be there for a favor as long as I know the energy of the favor is positive."
He also told DeGeneres, "I don't think it's right for anybody to hit anybody."