Rap star and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs and his flagship company Bad Boy Entertainment are being sued by New York City for an unpaid bill of $996,000 from illegally pinning up promotional posters around the city.
The City’s Financial Commissioner, David Frankel, says unpaid fines such as Diddy’s $996K bill, are the cause of a city debt totaling $1.9 billion.
“We are going to find these people,” Frankel said. “We’re going to turn them upside down by their ankles and we’re going to shake them until the money comes out of their pockets.”
A rep from Bad Boy Entertainment is denying this claim, saying the outstanding bill is a “bureaucratic error” and that the debt was “paid by a partner company three years ago but the city has failed to update the record.” This claim is currently under investigation.
New York celebrities Remy Ma and Doug E. Fresh are also being investigated.