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Diddy’s Former Backup Dancer Says She Knew to ‘Avoid Him at All Costs’

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Diddy’s Former Backup Dancer Says She Knew to ‘Avoid Him at All Costs’

Former ‘Extra’ host Tanika Ray, who was a backup dancer for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, has taken to social media to reveal that her experiences with the Bad Boy Records founder made her stay away from him.
What did Tanika Ray say?
“If I told my story in 1996 then What?? I just knew to avoid him at all costs. Yes, I danced for him and kept my space. I was on the Vote or Die aeroplane and kept my space. I interviewed him for his projects and kept my space. Nothing that is happening is surprising.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs’ backup dancer Tanika Ray says she “knew to avoid him at all costs” when she worked for him.


On Wednesday, the former Extra host, 52, shared an Instagram post about her interactions with the hip-hop star, 54, in the past and how she handled herself alongside a video responding to a segment where journalist Touré accused Diddy of firing his male relative after he refused to “stay the night.”
“You know, we all have stories,” Ray said in the clip. “Seriously, we all have stories. Mine is horrific, and only five people know it. And I probably will never tell it but it’s since then I’ve been like, ‘Yup.’ And I’m also very intimately aware that if you tell your truth you become victimized over and over and over and over and over. And mind you, I then interviewed him many times.”
She added that she’s “got a lot of stories” because she’s “been in Hollywood for 25 years, maybe longer.”
“Maybe I’ll write a book one day, but it just is so traumatizing that women just want to live everyday and feel safe,” Ray added. “And when we revisit and revisit, we live in a state of victimhood, and nobody wants to live there. So for those who are like, ‘why didn’t you say something then?’ Because we just want to live, we want to be happy and we really want to forget the trauma. So there’s that.”
In the caption, Ray noted that “women hold a lot in order to function every day in a man’s world.”
“Unfortch we can compartmentalization out pain and carry on,” she wrote. “We utilise the experience as a lesson and move differently. If I told my story in 1996 then What?? I just knew to avoid him at all costs. Yes, I danced for him and kept my space. I was on the Vote-or-die aeroplane and kept my space. I interviewed him for his projects and kept my space. Nothing that is happening is surprising.”
Ray continued: “Ladies keeping space to heal and move on is key. Gathering to incriminate is the goal. But in this wild world with a broken azz system… our healing is a priority. Shame on all those men that let this continue. Shame on me maybe for prioritizing my mental health some would say. But after working in a place that snatches souls… mine is intact and of the light. I saved myself. Now if someone needs me to pile on my story, give me a call. But I think Cassie got it!!”

Author: Bunmi Johnson

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