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Diddy Apologizes

"I'm Sorry for the Ignorant Way

I Represented Myself"

10/4/2011 6:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Diddy Apologizes
Diddy
claims he "backslid and regressed" when he shouted racial and homophobic slurs at a clubgoer in Atlanta this weekend ... and now the rap mogul is begging for forgiveness.

Diddy went to his Twitter page a few hours ago ... and issued an apology to his fans for the way he acted inside Compound nightclub Saturday night ... when he threw ice at a clubgoer, threatened to fight the guy ... and then called him a "n**ga" and a "f**got."

Diddy explained, "I'm sorry for the ignorant way I repesented [SIC] myself ... I have backslid and regressed. Forgive me for my ignorance. Pray for me pls. I know better and I am better."

He added, "I have a responibility [SIC] that I promise I will live up to. And I'm more dissapointed [SIC] in myself than you know. I will humble myself and learn."

TMZ spoke to the man on the receiving end of the slurs, Ricky Parker, who tells us he felt "humiliated and disrespected" by Diddy ... and claims he will no longer support the hip hop icon.

Parker tells us he couldn't believe that Diddy would attack him so ferociously, simply because he was drinking Grey Goose vodka that night and NOT Ciroc vodka, which Diddy serves as a spokesperson for.

Parker tells us, "You won't ever hear me support him from this moment forward."

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121.

scott    

I find it amazing that many of you are now just realizing what an ignorant ass this guy has been from day 1. He speaks like he has the education of a third grader. He can thank Biggee Smalls murder for his money and fame.

1022 days ago
122.

Helen    

Dumb Ditty proved that having money does not mean you have class...or Self Respect... How about apologizing to the guy he disrespected..

1022 days ago
123.

Ronald Jensen    

Diddy is and will always be a "THUG" and a pathetic human being.

1022 days ago
124.

paigehop    

That you apologized - at all - tells me YOU ARE a n*gga and a f*gg*t!!!! WTH should he've apologized?! Ceptin to the homeboy he slaughtered?! Just stupid.

1022 days ago
125.

paigehop    

BTW, WHERE THE FUG IS GLAAD AND NAACP?! HUH?! HUH?! Cuzin they pick and choose who they go after. Freakin charlatans!!!

1022 days ago
126.

paigehop    

LOL and love the "pray for me" line! ROFLMFAO! Oh, the hilarity of these "celebrities"!!!! :DDDD

1022 days ago
127.

Warren    

I love it, 15 years ago people debated if this man was involved in a murder and today he cries like a little baby for using naughty words.

1022 days ago
128.

nicole    

he's already shown his true colors to begin with...back tracking now does no good in my eyes. I've never bought anything he stamped his name to, nor will I

1022 days ago
129.

Glenda    

Diddy, is a joke. Not even with all that money can he clean up. No respect for someone like that.

1022 days ago
130.

Rasha    

I went to HS with Ricky, and he is a sweet guy. Diddy is a dumb*ss! He apologized because he realized that he will have to be in DC in a couple of weeks to sponser a party and Ricky is a very well known promoter here. Especially at the venue that Diddy will be at.

1022 days ago
131.

cpakins    

Maybe he should spend time learning to spell instead of almost getting an ass kicking.

1022 days ago
132.

Cardinal Ximenez    

Well isn't that a surprise, I don't see a word about this on MediaTakeOut.com Go figure. But Cedric the Entertainer gets called out for having an affair with a white girl... and they call her a fat ass white girl. Of course thats not racist or degrading.

1022 days ago
133.

Nefertiti    

They always are sorry after they say something they really feel and it gets them in trouble, to little to late trying to cover your a**.

1022 days ago
134.

PPC    

Piddy is a chump, this dude he wants to fight, rather slap, is a kid and not a big one at that. If he wants to fight, pick on someone bigger or at least his size. This kid is probably taller. Piddy is 5'7, 160... and a beatch!!

1022 days ago
135.

Kmo    

Don't think I'll be trying Ciroc now, what an ass.

1022 days ago
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