Sean "Diddy" Combs, the embattled music mogul, has come under fire for posting a cryptic message on Instagram that seemingly refers to the ongoing federal sex trafficking investigation and the numerous lawsuits against him. On May 15, Diddy shared a photo of text reading "time tells truth," along with the caption "LOVE," prompting a wave of criticism and mockery from users who pointed to the various allegations and legal battles he currently faces.

Critics flocked to the comment section, blasting Diddy for the bizarre post. One user wrote, "You're right... we're finding out all the truth you've been hiding," while another chimed in, "You're definitely gonna serve some time I can tell you that..." Others mocked the music producer, with comments such as "Lol Bye Diddy!" and "yeah that's why you in trouble now."

Several users drew attention to the multiple lawsuits against Diddy, including one filed by his ex-girlfriend Cassandra "Cassie" Ventura, which included allegations of rape and physical abuse during their nearly decade-long relationship. Although the lawsuit was quickly settled, with Diddy admitting no wrongdoing, one user remarked, "If time tells truth, why you settle a lawsuit against you with cassie in less than 24hrs? anybody else wouldve turned around and sued for defamation of character."

As previously reported by, Cassie is said to be "cooperating" with authorities in the sex trafficking investigation after settling her lawsuit. It has been speculated that her cooperation helped authorities establish probable cause, allowing a judge to sign off on search warrants for Diddy's properties in Los Angeles and Miami. Cassie alleged that Diddy forced her to have sex with multiple male prostitutes during their relationship.

In March, federal agents conducted synchronized raids at two of Diddy's homes, though the music producer was not present at either property at the time. His sons, King and Justin, were seen being escorted out of his Holmby Hills mansion in handcuffs, but it is important to note that they were not arrested. The Department of Homeland Security Investigations released a statement confirming the raids were part of an ongoing investigation.

An anonymous Miami-based officer with the Department of Homeland Security emphasized that the raids were "not random" and were conducted in response to "concrete, detailed, explicit allegations" from Diddy's alleged victims. The officer stated, "We believe that there is a disturbing history of sex trafficking. We didn't choose his name out of a hat. We had allegations that we're following up on."

Despite the serious nature of the allegations and ongoing investigations, some of Diddy's celebrity friends showed support for his Instagram post. Busta Rhymes commented with a series of crown emojis, while comedian Deon Cole simply wrote, "Boom." Rapper Lil Scrappy added, "Live out the lie."

In addition to the sex trafficking probe, Diddy recently filed to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit brought by a Jane Doe with prejudice, arguing that the statute of limitations had expired. The lawsuit, filed in December 2023, alleges that Combs sex trafficked, drugged, and gang raped the plaintiff in 2003 when she was only 17 years old.

Diddy is also facing lawsuits from three other women and male producer Rodney Jones for similar claims, all of which he has denied. In response to the March raids on his properties, Diddy's attorney, Aaron Dyer, called the actions a "witch hunt" and criticized the "gross overuse of military-level force" and the treatment of his children and employees.