Puffy’s trial doesn’t seem
to be getting any easier. According to testimony from Puff’s
driver, Wardel Ferguson, Puff did indeed tuck a black handgun
into his waist before entering the club. He also testified after
the shooting that Puff tried to hide the gun in one of the secret
compartments of the custom SUV and also attempted to bribe him
after the shooting, to take credit for the gun possession charge.
then turned to me and he whispered in a hushed voice. His exact
words were, ‘I will give you $50,000 to say the gun was yours,’"
Fenderson said. "He said, ‘I’m Puff Daddy, I can’t take
this gun." During cross examination, Fenderson held his
ground. As he pulled the car in front of the club, "people
started to run out of the club and I heard them yelling, ‘Shooting,
shooting, there’s a shooting inside.’"
he ran from police out of his fear for Anthony "Wolf"
Jones, who has struck the father of three before during a disagreement.
also played a recorded telephone conversation, in which Puff
offers to make Fenderson and his family very comfortable and
Fenderson took it as Puff’s willingness to increase the amount
of his bribe.
Outside of the courtroom,
Puff’s mother, Janice Combs said: "My son is innocent.
There are two sides to every story. You’ve only heard one."