The rapper was taken into custody in Los Angeles in June (15) after reportedly swinging a kettlebell weight at University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA) strength and conditioning coach, Sal Alosi, during an altercation following a practice.

He was subsequently charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats and one count of battery.

Reports indicated the 45 year old became upset when he overheard the coach berating his son Justin, but Combs insists he was only trying to communicate with the coach about how he was treating him.

He says, "What you got to understand in sports, you give your child up to those coaches and you have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons have to be able to take a lot, they can’t have no soft skin. But I think there’s a fine line, too, and I think there’s times when you have to communicate and find out what’s going on and be by your children’s side.

"At the end of the day, it’s just about communication for me. So I went there to communicate. Now I can’t speak about anything else that happened... (but) all the rumours that it was a big problem, it was just a miscommunication.”

Combs confirms he has been banned from attending his son's practices, but he has been handed a legal reprieve after the Los Angeles County District Attorney rejected a felony case against him. However, the rapper could still face misdemeanour assault charges from the Los Angeles City Attorney