The lyrics imply that Combs knew the identity of The Notorious B. In an interview with The Daily Mail, he said, "I had Christina Aguilera on my last album, but it's all about Leona Lewis on my next." In June 2010 Combs played a role (credited as Sean Combs) in the comedy film Get Him to the Greek, as Sergio Roma, a record company executive.
Combs was executive producer of the reality TV show Making the Band, which appeared on MTV from 2002 to 2009.Last Train to Paris was released by Combs' group Diddy – Dirty Money on December 13, 2010.The release was preceded by four singles "Angels", "Hello Good Morning", "Loving You No More", and "Coming Home", which experienced mixed success on the Billboard Hot 100.He asked for his scenes on the cross to be pulled, but after it aired unedited on MTV on April 15, Combs visited Stoute's offices and injured Stoute.Combs was charged with second-degree assault and criminal mischief, Forever, Combs' debut solo studio album, was released by Bad Boy Records on August 24, 1999, in North America, and in the UK on the following day.Mase and the Lox joined Bad Boy just as a widely publicized rivalry with the West Coast's Death Row Records was beginning. His debut single, "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", spent 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number one. Several of the label's artists made guest appearances on the album.His debut album, No Way Out, was released on July 1, 1997, through Bad Boy Records. No Way Out was a significant success, particularly in the United States, where it reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 561,000 copies.Originally titled Hell up in Harlem, the album underwent several changes after The Notorious B. The album produced five singles: "I'll Be Missing You", a tribute to The Notorious B. G., was the first rap song to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100; it remained at the top of the chart for eleven consecutive weeks and topped several other charts worldwide.Four other singles; "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down", "It's All About the Benjamins", "Been Around the World", and "Victory", were also released.On December 27, 1999, Combs and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez were at Club New York in Manhattan when gunfire broke out. A lawsuit filed by Fenderson, who said he suffered emotional damage after the shooting, was settled in February 2004.After a police investigation, Combs and fellow rapper Shyne were arrested for weapons violations and other charges. Lawyers for both sides, having agreed to keep the settlement terms secret, said that the matter was "resolved to the satisfaction of all parties".