High-powered lawyers for Sean “P. Diddy” Combs lashed out at his former business partner yesterday, claiming he was blackmailing the rap mogul by implicating him in two murders.
Kirk Burrowes, the godfather of one of Combs’ sons and an ex-president of his rap conglomerate Bad Boy Entertainment, makes a series of shocking allegations as part of a $25 million legal suit against the high-living rapper.
It includes claims Combs and his rap conglomerate were behind the slayings of Suge Knight’s bodyguard Jai “Big Jake” Hassan in 1995 and top performer Tupac Shakur in 1996.
Combs’ lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Combs would not be “blackmailed into submission” by a “former disgruntled employee” looking for money.
He said the claims were “completely baseless” and had already been investigated by law-enforcement authorities.
Burrowes’ lawyer John Bostany, who clashed with Brafman in a brief but heated exchange after a court hearing yesterday, claimed his client was “concerned for his safety.”
He said Combs’ legal team was “trying to escape answering for [Combs’] corrupt acts by making technical arguments.”