Diddy’s Music Completely Scrubbed From Peloton After Cassie Assault Video Surfaces

Diddy's music scrubbed Peloton
  • Save

Diddy's music scrubbed Peloton
  • Save
Photo Credit: Peloton

Peloton pumps the brakes on Diddy’s music on the workout platform following the release of the 2016 footage of the rapper beating ex-girlfriend Cassie.

The fallout continues after the emergence of the 2016 footage of rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs assaulting ex-girlfriend Cassie Ventura. Workout platform Peloton has announced that it has “paused” the use of Diddy’s music and removed the Bad Boy Entertainment series from its roster.

On its member Facebook page, the fitness company wrote, “We take this issue very seriously and can confirm Peloton has paused the use of Sean Combs’ music, as well as removed the Bad Boy Entertainment Artist Series, on our platform.” They continue, “This means our instructors are no longer using his music in any newly produced classes.”

The move follows concerned members posting that the company should remove Diddy’s music from its workout classes, as they did in 2022 with Kanye West’s music, following his tirade of antisemitic remarks.

The emergence of the assault footage from 2016 resulted in Diddy releasing a public apology on social media, in which he “takes full responsibility” for his actions. Of course, he denied the behavior altogether prior to the release of the footage.

The public has widely disregarded the apology — particularly since none of it seems directed at Cassie. Notably, according to TMZ, Combs legally cannot mention her name due to the terms of their settlement. Several celebrities responding to the incident online have pointed out that his apology feels disingenuous at best.

“Diddy did not apologize to Cassie. He apologized to the world for seeing what he did,” said Aubrey O’Day, a reality star and musician who had previously worked with Combs.

Meanwhile, Diddy’s downfall continues; New York Mayor Eric Adams revealed the possibility of the music mogul losing his key to the city is being discussed following the release of the 2016 footage. Adams awarded Combs the honor in September, just two months before Cassie filed her lawsuit accusing the rapper of physical abuse.

“I think all of us were deeply disturbed by watching that chilling video of the young lady being assaulted by him,” said Adams, explaining that “the committee and the team” have never rescinded a key before, “but we are now sitting down to see what the next steps forward are going to be.”