Diddy announces lavish, celeb-filled New Year’s Eve party has been CANCELLED over COVID concerns

Diddy announces lavish, celeb-filled New Year’s Eve party has been CANCELLED over COVID-19 concerns: ‘I’m not changing my mind’

  • The 51-year-old rap mogul took to his Instagram on Monday morning to make the announcement to his over 17million followers
  • It is a bold move as the party usually takes place in Miami and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order lifting most coronavirus-related restrictions
  • Diddy’s annual party always boasts an impressive guest list as last year atendees included Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, Future, Fat Joe, and Meek Mill
  • With the cancellation, the Bad Boy Entertainment founder will avoid criticism many celebrities have had over their decisions to continue to have gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Rita Ora had apologized last month for throwing a large 30th birthday party in Notting Hill which flouted England’s shutdown
  • Kendall Jenner was also slammed as she famously threw a Halloween party in Los Angeles which had been attended by Justin Bieber, The Weekend, Doja Cat, and several others 

He is known for throwing some of the most lavish parties in the celebrity world.

But Diddy is cancelling one of his signature get-togethers to keep his nearest and dearest safe.

The 51-year-old rap mogul – real name Sean Combs – took to his Instagram on Monday morning to announce that his annual, celeb-filled New Year’s Eve party has been cancelled this year over COVID-19 concerns.

Right thing to do: Diddy - real name Sean Combs - took to his Instagram on Monday morning to announce that his annual, celeb-filled New Year's Eve party has been cancelled this year over COVID-19 concerns, as he is seen at the event in 2018

Right thing to do: Diddy – real name Sean Combs – took to his Instagram on Monday morning to announce that his annual, celeb-filled New Year’s Eve party has been cancelled this year over COVID-19 concerns, as he is seen at the event in 2018

He shared a image of text to his over 17million followers with the message: 'TO ALL MY FRIENDS: In efforts to keep everyone safe & Healthy unfortunately WE ARE NOT HAVING A NYE PARTY THIS YEAR!

He shared a image of text to his over 17million followers with the message: ‘TO ALL MY FRIENDS: In efforts to keep everyone safe & Healthy unfortunately WE ARE NOT HAVING A NYE PARTY THIS YEAR!

He shared a image of text to his over 17million followers with the message: ‘TO ALL MY FRIENDS: In efforts to keep everyone safe & Healthy unfortunately WE ARE NOT HAVING A NYE PARTY THIS YEAR! 

‘I hope everyone had a blessed holiday and wish you all the best for the new year! [heart emoji]’

It is a bold move as the party usually takes place in Miami and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order lifting most coronavirus-related restrictions including for gatherings and moving the state to Phase 3 of its reopening plan back on September 25.

Taking a stand: It is a bold move as the party usually takes place in Miami and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order lifting most coronavirus-related restrictions including for gatherings and moving the state to Phase 3 of its reopening plan back on September 25

Taking a stand: It is a bold move as the party usually takes place in Miami and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed an order lifting most coronavirus-related restrictions including for gatherings and moving the state to Phase 3 of its reopening plan back on September 25

Squad goals: Diddy's annual party always boasts an impressive guest list as last year atendees included Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, Future, Fat Joe, and Meek Mill

Squad goals: Diddy’s annual party always boasts an impressive guest list as last year atendees included Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, Future, Fat Joe, and Meek Mill

Diddy continued his explanation in the caption by writing: ‘ATTENTION: THIS IS TO EVERYONE, ALL OF MY FRIENDS & FAMILY … I’M NOT CHANGING MY MIND … SEE YOU ALL IN 2021! LOVE YOU! [heart emoji]’

Diddy’s annual party always boasts an impressive guest list as last year atendees included Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Teyana Taylor, Future, Fat Joe, and Meek Mill.

With the cancellation, the Bad Boy Entertainment founder will avoid criticism many celebrities have had over their decisions to continue to have gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shocking: Diddy will avoid criticism many celebrities have had over their decisions to continue to have gatherings as Rita Ora was forced to publicly apologize after it emerged she'd hosted a 30th birthday party at a London restaurant while the country was in lockdown

Shocking: Diddy will avoid criticism many celebrities have had over their decisions to continue to have gatherings as Rita Ora was forced to publicly apologize after it emerged she’d hosted a 30th birthday party at a London restaurant while the country was in lockdown

Rita Ora had apologized last month for throwing a large 30th birthday party in Notting Hill which flouted England’s lockdown.

Kendall Jenner was also slammed as she famously threw a Halloween party in Los Angeles which had been attended by Justin Bieber, The Weekend, Doja Cat, and several others. 

Last week, Diddy made waves as he gifted his mom Janice with $1million and a new Bentley in celebration of her 80th birthday at a lavish dinner in Los Angeles.

The rapper proved that nothing was too good for his mother, 80, as he presented her with the big money check in front of guests at her birthday party.

Happy birthday! Last week, Diddy made waves as he gifted his mom Janice with $1million and a new Bentley in celebration of her 80th birthday at a lavish dinner in Los Angeles

Happy birthday! Last week, Diddy made waves as he gifted his mom Janice with $1million and a new Bentley in celebration of her 80th birthday at a lavish dinner in Los Angeles

Omg! The rapper, 51, proved that nothing was too good for his mother, 80, as he presented her with the big money check in front of guests at her birthday party

Omg! The rapper, 51, proved that nothing was too good for his mother, 80, as he presented her with the big money check in front of guests at her birthday party

Omg! The rapper proved that nothing was too good for his mother, 80, as he presented her with the big money check in front of guests at her birthday party

Diddy then led his mom outside where he revealed a brand new Bentley sat on the driveway for her, as their friends gathered around to watch.

One pal stood outside when the luxury vehicle was gifted could be heard shouting: ‘She’s got a new Bentley and a mili in her left hand!’

Janice appeared overwhelmed by the presents as she covered her face and fought back tears in a clip captioned: ‘When you give you mom a $1million check for her birthday [heart] @diddy.’

The former model looked incredible in a sequin silver dress with a plunging neckline, teamed with a plethora of gold necklaces and other jewelry. 

All yours: Diddy then led his mom outside where he revealed a brand new Bentley sat on the driveway for her, as their friends gathered around to watch

All yours: Diddy then led his mom outside where he revealed a brand new Bentley sat on the driveway for her, as their friends gathered around to watch

All yours: Diddy then led his mom outside where he revealed a brand new Bentley sat on the driveway for her, as their friends gathered around to watch

Wow! In a sweet tribute Diddy shared a picture of his mom wearing a Versace ensemble

Wow! In a sweet tribute Diddy shared a picture of his mom wearing a Versace ensemble

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