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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 February, 2004, 12:51 GMT
P Diddy testifies over radio host
Combs is being sued for an undisclosed sum
Hip-hop superstar Sean "P Diddy" Combs has appeared in court in Detroit over allegations that he assaulted a radio show host.

Roger Mills claims he was injured by Mr Combs' bodyguards after asking him about the death of rapper Notorious BIG on his talk show in 1999.

He is suing Mr Combs for an undisclosed sum of money.

Mr Combs said in court his busy schedule made it difficult for him to remember the incident.

"The only recollection I have was when the case was brought to my attention and they told me it was in regards to somebody that did an interview with me," he told the court.


However, Mr Combs did say he remembered ending the interview abruptly after Mr Mills asked him to respond to claims that he contributed to the death of Notorious BIG,

Mr Mills says the rapper's bodyguards took the interview tape and attacked him, damaging camera equipment in the process and injuring his neck and shoulder.

He is seeking damages for assault, false imprisonment, emotional distress and destruction of property.

Notorious BIG, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was shot dead in March 1997.

Mr Combs topped the UK singles charts for six weeks in 1997 with I'll Be Missing You, a tribute to Wallace which featured a sample from The Police's hit Every Breath You Take.

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