A huge Hip-Hop-related news story broke this week. R&B singer Cassie Ventura sued her ex-boyfriend, Sean “Diddy” Combs, over years of alleged sexual assault and abuse. Comedian Brandon T. Jackson weighed in on the situation.
“Now Cassie is coming out, so this is the tell-all generation,” Brandon T. Jackson began in a video posted to social media. “I’m about to confess all of my sins at this point.”
The Tropic Thunder actor then said he used to eat pork and had sex with a lot of women. Jackson’s sarcastic confessions also included him claiming he just paid his taxes and was late on his child support payments.
“I’m so happy I’m not that famous no more,” Brandon T. Jackson told his followers. The 39-year-old entertainer’s jokes connected to Cassie’s sexual assault allegations against Diddy offended some people online.
As a result, Jackson returned to Instagram to address the backlash directed at him on the internet. Another Instagram post featured him speaking about the negative reactions on camera. He also pushed back on his critics in the clip’s caption.
“I’m no one’s slave. I say what I want. I work when I want. But I don’t disrespect people’s trauma, especially women, don’t take my words out of context. Period,” Brandon T. Jackson wrote on the social media platform.
In the video, he said, “No way would I ever make fun of Cassie’s trauma or Diddy or whatever’s going on. I was talking about myself. I was self-joking about myself.” In addition, Jackson used the moment to talk about his supposed business ventures and deals with various networks.