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Sean "Diddy" Combs yanks out his IV then drinks tequila during "Ellen" appearance

Sean "Diddy" Combs yanked out an IV right before an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" during which he sipped tequila and said he faced "false lawsuits" as a result of his vast wealth.

"I just lost a lot of blood back there," he said, his head drooping at one point. It wasn't clear what the IV had been for but he suggested that a rigorous tour schedule had him flagging a bit.

He seemed to rally after he opened a bottle of vodka and took a sip, then talked about his philanthropic endeavors. Ellen congratulated him for being tops on the list of Forbes' wealthiest hip-hop artists, but Combs said he had written the magazine a letter, asking to be taken off in the future.

"I get a lot of false lawsuits," as a result of being perceived as wealthy, he said. "I don’t want to be on those lists. I want to be able to give money to people that need it."

Ellen then noted his $1 million gift to Howard University, his alma mater.

Here's a clip of their visit:


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