Govt official says Diddy’s family was on jet that landed in Antigua

Govt official says Diddy’s family was on jet that landed in Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda said members of embattled rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs’ family were on his private jet when it landed in the country earlier this week.

Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office Ambassador Lionel Hurst provided the update to reporters at yesterday’s post cabinet media briefing.

There was speculation that Diddy, who is the subject of several lawsuits over accusations including physical abuse, sexual assault and sex trafficking, was in Antigua and Barbuda as his homes in Miami and Los Angeles were raided by Homeland Security Investigations agents. US media reported the raids were in connection with a human trafficking case.

Photos later showed the rapper and music mogul was in Miami while his plane was heading to the Caribbean.

The Antiguan official did not say which members of Diddy’s family were visiting in an effort to preserve their privacy, prevent a spectacle and protect Antigua and Barbuda’s reputation.


“I’m not so sure that when these people landed in Antigua that they wanted to become a public spectacle. I think privacy is one of the things they seek to have and it’s not in the best interest of Antigua and Barbuda to speak about folks who choose to come here for privacy and then we are blasting it all over the media,” Hurst commented.

Hurst said Diddy and his family are free to visit Antigua and Barbuda whenever they desire.

“We take the attitude that until you are proven guilty of something, you are innocent,” he stated, adding it is up to the US government and judicial system to decide Diddy’s fate.

Hurst noted that Antigua and Barbuda is “happy to help” the United States with any information that it requires in its case against Diddy.

Diddy’s black Gulfstream G550 returned to the United States yesterday but it’s unclear whether members of his family were onboard.

  • PublishedMarch 29, 2024

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