New York, Aug 25 : A cop brandished his gun on rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs after noticing that the rental car the latter was travelling did not have proper tags.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy showed off his weapon at Combs on the Sunset Strip after cops pulled over a car driven by a member of his entourage.
"A deputy pulled his firearm, fearing for his safety," the New York Daily News quoted sheriff's department spokesman as saying.
"The situation was deflated as quickly as it began," he added.
Combs spokeswoman Keesha Johnson also said the cop did not pull the gun directly on the rapper, and stressed that the officers were "really respectful".
According to the police, the deputy called for backup after two cars stopped nearby as the deputy searched the vehicle.
A source revealed that one member of the group was detained when he became uncooperative, prompting six or seven others - including Combs - to advance toward the deputy.