In a new interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club, the 45-year-old music mogul looks back on the incident -- in which he allegedly swung a kettle bell during a heated conversation with conditioning coach Sal Alosi over his son Justin, who's on the football team -- and calls it a "miscommunication."
Still, he admitted that he's no longer allowed to attend any of his 21-year-old son's practices.
"When you have a child that plays sports, you're actually giving your child up to those coaches," Combs explained. "You're going to have to be able to take a lot. As a Combs, my sons, they have to be able to take a lot -- you can't have no soft skin. But I think there's a fine line, too, and I think that there's times when you have to just communicate and find out what's going on and be by your children's side."
"At the end of the day it's just about communication to me," he stressed. "So I went there to communicate."
A source close to the situation told ET in June that Alosi verbally and psychologically abused Justin, who plays defensive back for the team, and targeted him for three years. According to the source, the rapper and his son drove to the facility together without an entourage to speak with the coach in private, when the alleged assault occurred.
"One of the things I tell Justin is you have to be able to handle everything that comes your way, so all of the rumors about it was a big problem -- it was just a miscommunication," Diddy said.
But he did make it clear that he'll never stop standing up for his children.
"And one thing you gotta do is be there for your kids 110 percent ... you can't just stand by and watch someone do something," he said. "So as a father or a mother, anyone can relate to if you feel you have to go straighten something out for your child."
In July, the Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file felony charges against Combs over the incident. And it does appear the drama is behind Combs. Just last week, he Instagrammed this picture of Justin at football practice, writing, "GO BRUINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"