'Free publicity for his podcast': Internet furious as rapper Cam’ron blasts CNN anchor for Diddy question

'Free publicity for his podcast': Internet furious as rapper Cam’ron blasts CNN anchor for Diddy question
Cam’ron’s disastrous CNN interview over Diddy question ignites social media reactions (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Rapper Cam’ron left CNN anchor Abby Phillip visibly stunned during a contentious interview about the disturbing video of Sean “Diddy” Combs assaulting Cassie Ventura.

The interview quickly spiraled into chaos as Cam’ron, whose real name is Cameron Giles, expressed his frustration and disbelief at the line of questioning.

Rapper Cam’ron clashes with CNN anchor over Diddy questions

During a CNN interview about Sean 'Diddy' Combs' abuse allegations, Cam’ron downed a pre-sex supplement drink (CNN)

During the interview, Phillip questioned Cam’ron about recognizing the behavior shown in the video, which depicts Combs violently attacking Ventura. Cam’ron, 48, who clarified that he doesn't consider Combs a friend, initially responded by condemning the actions in the video.

“Everything in the video is egregious, I’m against,” he said on Newsnight. “So when I saw the video, I was kinda upset being that I know him.”

The interview took a turn when Phillip pressed him further. “I don’t know him like that. What do you mean did I recognize him? I seen him,” Cam’ron responded, visibly frustrated. [sic]

“What do you mean my experiences? I seen him and I thought it was disgusting. I didn’t do a zoom-in to see if it was really him or nothing, but he admitted it was him so yeah, it was him.” [sic]

Singer Cam'ron performs onstage during the 92.3 Real Show at The Forum on November 5, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic,)
Singer Cam'ron slams CNN anchor for asking him about Diddy (Photo by Scott Dudelson/FilmMagic,)

The footage, which has sparked outrage, shows Combs throwing Ventura to the floor, kicking her, dragging her down a hallway, and throwing objects at her.

Phillip then asked for Cam’ron’s thoughts on Combs' apology video, where he admitted responsibility and spoke about his ongoing therapy to become a better person.

“The apology ain’t for me, it’s for Cassie,” Cam’ron replied. “He ain’t do nothing for me. What I think about it don’t matter. You need to ask Cassie if she accepts the apology. I said what I said.”

Tensions heightened during the interview when Phillip played a clip from Cam’ron’s podcast, where he discussed with fellow rapper Mase why he took him to The Notorious B.I.G. instead of Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.

When questioned about Combs' behavior in the music industry, Cam’ron became visibly agitated, took a sip of his PinkHorsePower supplement, and said, “Sorry, I’m gonna’ go get some cheeks after this horsepower drink.”

“I don’t really know Puff like Mase knows Puff,” he added. “I appreciate what Mase said and of course, that’s my brother, so if he felt that way, he felt that way. I can’t really tell you how Puff moves, Mase would know better than me.”

Cam’ron then promoted his podcast, prompting a visibly uncomfortable Phillip to ask about Combs’ influence in the music industry and if he is protected by powerful figures.

“Who’s the talent agent for this joint? You think I be sitting around watching what Diddy do? I didn’t know this was a Diddy joint that y’all invited me to. Who booked me for this joint?” he snapped. [sic]

Following the interview, Cam’ron took to Instagram to express his frustration, writing, “F**k they invite me on CNN for?”

This interview comes in the wake of Combs facing multiple lawsuits alleging rape, sexual misconduct, and other serious charges, further adding to the controversy surrounding the music mogul.

Cam’ron’s disastrous CNN interview over Diddy's question ignites reactions

Rapper Cam’ron’s recent contentious interview with CNN anchor Abby Phillip has sparked a flurry of reactions online, with opinions sharply divided over the handling and fallout of the discussion.

One user remarked, "Free publicity for his podcast. I'm not mad at him," highlighting the promotional benefits Cam’ron might have gained despite the rocky exchange. [sic]

Another user criticized both parties involved, stating, "CNN should not have interviewed him. He should not have accepted the interview. However, since he did accept it, he should act like he has some sense. It's all flagrant." 

Adding to the critique, another comment suggested that Cam’ron knew what he was getting into: "I just watched an interview where he said he knew ahead of time that they booked him to discuss Diddy. So instead of acting ignorant he could’ve just declined the invitation." 

Some users turned their frustration towards CNN’s approach, with one saying, "Y’all should be mad at CNN for that question lineup......y’all should be mad that they used her thinking it would go easier."

Another echoed this sentiment, suggesting that the network mishandled the interview by stating, "Should have wrapped that interview after the first question…"

The interview, which has since gone viral, saw Cam’ron express frustration over being asked about Sean “Diddy” Combs and the recent video showing Combs assaulting Cassie Ventura.

Cam’ron's visibly irritated reactions and subsequent promotion of his podcast, PinkHorsePower, contributed to the interview's chaotic atmosphere.

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