Diddy posted then deleted two photos of himself with Lauren London on Instagram, which instantly caused rumors to swirl online that the two famous widows were dating. London’s lover, Nipsey Hussle, was tragically murdered last year in Los Angeles, while Diddy’s ex-wife, Kim Porter, sadly died in 2018 from pneumonia.
The pictures Diddy initially shared on his Instagram on February 19, were two black and white photos of himself and London. However, they were not recent photos. The pictures posted were taken back in January at the annual Roc Nation Brunch before the Grammys. You can tell by the outfits each of them is wearing that these pics were snapped from the fancy pre-Grammy event on January 25.
However, London and Diddy didn’t arrive at the event as a couple. In fact, London’s date with Nispey’s sister Samantha Smith. And London herself shared a few choice words on Instagram responding to these dating rumors.
Diddy has previously shared numerous pictures from the Roc Nation Brunch, so for him to randomly post a few throwbacks didn’t seem strange. But because the photos appear to show him flirting with London, 35, it set the rumor mill on fire. He captioned the pictures, “#lostfiles… @laurenlondon” with a blue heart emoji.
Earlier this month, the 50-year-old hip hop mogul continued to share photos from what appears to be one of his favorite parties, which hosted by Jay Z and Beyonce. Other celebrities in attendance included Rihanna DJ Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion, Miguel, Meek Mill, Winnie Harlow, Ella Mai, Usher, Kelly Rowland, June Ambrose, Robert Kraft, Mike Rubin, G-Eazy, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Rel Howery, and La La Anthony.
Twitter Users Found It Hard To Believe That Diddy & London Are Officially A Couple
The reaction on Twitter was not of excitement that London could be dating another hip hop mogul, but shared more of a sense of disbelief. Many users online were quick to point that London is best friends with Diddy’s ex-girlfriend Cassie, and would never cross that line.
Others shared that London has known Diddy for years and that their friendship dates back to before she even met Nipsey Hussle. She’s modeled for his Sean John clothing brand and his Ciroc vodka label.
One user tweeted that Diddy was not doing anything shady by posting photos with London. He tweeted, “Y’all do know Diddy put the blue heart cause Nipsey was a crip and he was showing respect to Lauren, What’s wrong wit y’all? Seriously fam, y’all dig into any and everything.”
Diddy Re-Posted His Photo With London With A New Caption Calling Her ‘My Sister’
Following the backlash of scathing comments Diddy received online, fans shaming him for seemingly making a move on London likely caused him to initially delete the photos. However, Diddy later re-upped one of the photos on his Instagram stories on February 20.
Diddy proceeded to share a series of black and white pictures with the caption “lost files” featuring not just him with London, but photos with his son and Jay Z. Seemingly dispelling the rumors he was romantically involved with London, Diddy changed up the caption of his pictures with London to read, “More Lost Files… Me & My Sister @laurenlondon at the @rocnation brunch.”