Sean Combs has brushed off rumours of a rift with JAY-Z, insisting he was not referring to the rap superstar when he recently tweeted about a pal's betrayal.
Diddy was said to be furious with his hip-hop peer for luring mutual friend and rapper Jay Electronica to sign with his label Roc Nation - after spending years trying to convince Erykah Badu's boyfriend to agree a contract with his Bad Boy Records.
But he was beaten to the deal by Jay-Z, who unveiled Electronica as his new artist at a music industry showcase in New York on Saturday (13Nov10).
Diddy sparked reports of a feud with the Empire State of Mind hitmaker that day when he took to his Twitter.com page to air out his feelings about a fall out with a friend.
He wrote, "Damn it hurts in a whole other way when someone you felt and I mean really felt was your Friend, Betrays you. It hurts when (I) Breathe."
However, the rap mogul has denied Jay-Z was the subject of his online rant.
Clearing up the speculation on Monday morning (15Nov10), he writes, "Before we start the week off with Rumors. I am not mad at Jay Z! I'm not mad at anyone! Jz was not the friend I was referring 2 Be clear (sic)."