The 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday (February 5) had a slew of highlights, whether for celebratory or disappointing reasons. However, Grammy season apparently sunk its teeth pretty hard into the competitive music landscape for some artists. Diddy posted a cryptic diss towards an unnamed artist on his Instagram story, and deleted it shortly after. Moreover, the scathing shot took aim at the mystery artist’s Grammys aspirations and previous success. “I helped you win your first and only grammy award which I did out of kindness,” Combs wrote. “And somehow you thought you could win another without my help ?? Oh okay..”

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After the Bad Boy mogul’s post, many took to social media to take their guesses as to who he could be dissing. Before all that, though, some people noticed that the 53-year-old apparently helps people win awards. “The fact that Diddy is out there helping people win Grammies puts a lot of Grammy’s credibility into question. This is wild,” one Twitter user noted with a screenshot of the post. “Now I get why TAT won ahead of Antibals’s Fu Chronicles,” capping his message off with a facepalm emoji. In the replies, people speculated on who this could possibly refer to.

However, in the hours since this news broke, a few conflicting accounts made the waters murkier. When Onsite! reported the deleted post on Instagram, Diddy commented “This is fake.” Meanwhile, many others including TMZ came to the conclusion that Diddy dissed Burna Boy. Moreover, the Harlem native executive produced Burna’s 2020 album Twice As Tall, which won Best Global Music Album in 2021. Later, the Afrobeats star scored a nomination for his album Love, Damini in the same category this year.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 23: Burna Boy performs onstage at the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Party at Hollywood Athletic Club on January 23, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)
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Still, people on either side of the fence are defending their side of the story, since apparently people saw Diddy’s post before deletion. “Knowing you it’s probably true lol look how many artists you ‘helped’ then dropped….” one user wrote under his clarifying comment. “Lol i seen when u posted it wtf why u get to lyin,” another posted. While that back-and-forth could go on forever, it’s also possible that someone hacked his account and did post the message. If you’re curious, you can check out the screenshots of the posted and deleted Diddy diss at an artist below for yourself. Regardless, come back to HNHH for more updates on this story and the latest on Diddy.

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