Diddy’s former backup dancer Tanika Ray says she ‘just knew to avoid him at all costs’ following ‘horrific’ incident… after dual raids on the rap mogul’s mansions

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Written By Maya Cantina

Tanika Ray, who was formerly a backup dancer for Diddy, claimed to have experienced a ‘horrific’ incident while in his employ in the mid-1990s in an Instagram post from Wednesday.

The former Extra host, 52, made the admission after seeing the journalist and TV commentator Touré, 53, reveal on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show that he was at one time on good enough terms with Diddy to ask the record label head to hire his relative as an intern.

However, he went on to claim that the rapper subsequently fired the male family member after allegedly asking him to spend the night with him.

The new claims involving Diddy come after Homeland Security agents raided both his Miami and Los Angeles mansions on Monday in what is reportedly related to a ‘sex trafficking probel.

In a caption to her reaction video, Ray wrote: ‘I just knew to avoid [Diddy] at all costs…

Tanika Ray, who was formerly a backup dancer for Diddy, claimed to have experienced a ‘horrific’ incident while in his employ in the mid-1990s in an Instagram post from Wednesday; seen in West Hollywood in May 2022

In a caption to her reaction video, Ray wrote: 'I just knew to avoid [Diddy] at all costs…'; Diddy pictured in January 2020 in Beverly Hills

In a caption to her reaction video, Ray wrote: ‘I just knew to avoid [Diddy] at all costs…’; Diddy pictured in January 2020 in Beverly Hills

She referenced an allegedly 'horrific' incident involving the 54-year-old rap mogul that happened in 1996, though she refrained from including specifics

She referenced an allegedly ‘horrific’ incident involving the 54-year-old rap mogul that happened in 1996, though she refrained from including specifics

‘Yes, I danced for him and kept my space. I interviewed him for his projects and kept my space,’ she continued. ‘Nothing that is happening is surprising.’

During Touré’s appearance on Joy Reid’s program, he claimed of Diddy that ‘I know this man well enough to call him and say, “Hey, I need a favor.”‘  

‘This might have been 10 or 12 years ago that I called him and said, “Hey, I have a family member, who I want you to hire them as an intern.’ And he said, “Yes,”‘ he claimed.

However, the job that could have seemingly helped Touré’s family member get a photo into the entertainment industry mysteriously dried up after only ‘three or four months.’

Touré said he quizzed his family member about what had happened and why the internship had ended so abruptly, but they allegedly refused to speak about the matter.

But the journalist went on to claim that ‘years later, they finally came out — and this is a male — and said that Puff had said, “Come home. Stay the night with me or the internship is over.”‘

He added that his family member claimed they told Diddy ‘absolutely not’ in response to the inappropriate request.

‘And the internship ended,’ he said. 

During Touré's appearance on Joy Reid's program, he claimed of Diddy that 'I know this man well enough to call him and say,

During Touré’s appearance on Joy Reid’s program, he claimed of Diddy that ‘I know this man well enough to call him and say, “Hey, I need a favor”‘

'This might have been 10 or 12 years ago that I called him and said,

‘This might have been 10 or 12 years ago that I called him and said, “Hey, I have a family member, who I want you to hire them as an intern.’ And he said, “Yes,”‘ he said

The internship ended after only a few months and the family member wouldn't say why. But Touré claimed that 'years later, they finally came out — and this is a male — and said that Puff had said,

The internship ended after only a few months and the family member wouldn’t say why. But Touré claimed that ‘years later, they finally came out — and this is a male — and said that Puff had said, “Come home. Stay the night with me or the internship is over”‘; Diddy seen in 2022

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