It’s been quite a day for Sean “Diddy” Combs, as the hip hop mogul was not only hit with a $19 million lawsuit by a former employee, but he has also reportedly admitted to fathering a child with another woman while he was dating Kim Porter.
According to The New York Daily News’ Rush & Molloy, after a steady dose of denial, Diddy is taking responsibility for a 15-month-old daughter named Chance, whose mother is Atlanta resident Sarah Chapman.
Rush & Molloy say Diddy told them he’s “committed to being a good father” to the child, which is his sixth.
While reports have tied Diddy to the child over the past year, he told Rush & Molloy he was waiting for DNA results.
“At first, I wasn’t sure if this was my child,” Diddy added. “Now that it has become clear she is, I will take care of her for the rest of her life.”
Diddy and Porter split in July 2007, ending a 10-year relationship. They have three children between them, including a nine-year-old son and twin girls born in December 2006.
Diddy also has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship with stylist Misa Hylton-Brim.
Meanwhile, a former Bad Boy associate named James Sabatino has hit Diddy with a $19 million lawsuit, claiming the music mogul owes him money for music from Notorious B.I.G.
Sabatino claims he flew the late rapper to Miami in 1994 to perform a show and record some music. And while a contract was never signed, Sabatino alleges there was an understanding the 17 minutes of vocals recorded by Biggie belonged to Sabatino because he paid for the rapper’s studio time and travel expenses.
Shortly after Biggie was killed in 1997, Diddy agreed to buy the music from Sabatino for $200,000, cutting him a check for $25,000 with a promise to pay the rest of the money in the next 60 days, according to the lawsuit.
However, Diddy reportedly delayed payment after the Los Angeles Police Department named Sabatino a person of interest in the rapper’s still unsolved death. Sabatino was scheduled to meet with B.I.G.the night of the killing, but Sabatino never showed up.
The lawsuit states Diddy didn’t want people to get the wrong idea if they found out his company had paid someone, who was identified as a person of interest in the killing.
Sabatino, who was later incarcerated on unrelated charges and remains in prison, says the $19 million is being sought for actual and punitive damages, the lawsuit states.