Norris: It's been a year since that fateful night... can you believe that it's been a year?
Puffy: I can definitely believe it's been a year. I felt every second of it, one whole year of being accused of a crime you didn't commit. A lot of people don't understand that that's the scariest thing, to be going through that and be completely innocent. I did not have a gun on the night in question, all the allegations against me are completely false, and to have to see your whole family, company, friends go through it for a whole yearŠ
Norris: Somewhere down the line, people got the idea that you were part of this shooting. Gun possession is the charge?
Puffy: Yes... It's almost like a double-edged sword. I look forward to the day that the trial starts because it's a day closer to the time that all this is over, but it's also going to be a scary thing. At least if you're going through something, you know 'Okay, I'm going through this because I did this.' But when you're completely innocent, there's so many emotions that you're going through, especially when it goes on for so long, and it's being re-hashed and re-hashed. If I'm out with my kids, (the newspapers say) 'Sean Combs is out with his kids in such and such, but he still faces allegations.' It's always tagged with that, and they make everything so sensational, so I look forward to my day in court.
Norris: But there's still some nervousness about it?
Puffy: Hell yeah. There's scared to death-ness, you know. As a human being, there's definitely those feelings. No one can front on that. I mean, it's a trial. [RealVideo]
Norris: Did it surprise you that it's gone as far as it has?
Puffy: It totally surprised me. It surprised me when I was there for more then an hour. I was completely confident that they were going to let me go after making the realization that 'We didn't find a gun, we didn't have the right to just go up and arrest him. We didn't find a gun on this person so, we'll just investigate it more. We know where to find Mr. Combs.' I thought that was going to happen, but that wasn't the case. I thought it was going to be dropped. I definitely did not think I was going on trial cause I did not have a gun.
Norris: The night you guys spent at the station, was it frightening?
Puffy: It was completely frightening because Jennifer was there. If she had not been there, it would've been a whole load off of my mind. It was a whole other level of stress knowing what they put her through, knowing that she had absolutely nothing to do with a gun, even putting cuffs on her. She's not about to flee the courthouse or flee the scene. I know that we're not allowed special treatment because of our jobs but it was a clear fact that this lady did not have a gun on her. So that made it another level of stress right there, and then the actions that were being takenŠ it was like, 'Okay this is exciting. Let's get out the new suits.' There was even one point where I heard a press secretary trying to set up press in front of me while I was in a cell. Like, 'We're going to be coming out in an hour, spread the word,' and no one listening to me or trying to get to the bottom of this. No one was listening to me. No one was saying 'Maybe it wasn't his gun' and 'Let's get to the bottom of this before we put a major dent in his life, strike a major blow to his family and his company. Let's make sure 100 percent that were confident that he had a gun in his possession on this night.'
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