Diddy damn near caused a melee at an Atlanta club last weekend.
Fortunately, T.I. was there to talk his out-of-control buddy down.
After the mogul and Ciroc Vodka spokesman threatened to get violent with a man in the crowd drinking a rival brand (seriously) at the BET Hip Hop Awards after-party.
Things almost got out of hand at Compound, until T.I. stepped in:
Diddy began shouting at the man, "B!tch ass n!ggas ... put that sh!t down ... put that sh!t down before I come smack that purple shirt off your ass."
It appears Diddy grabs ice and throws it at the man ... before screaming, "What the f*%k are you gonna do, b*tch? Get the f*%k out of my face!"
That's the edited version. As Diddy ranted, T.I. grabbed another mic."I done paid enough time ... and nobody else in this motherf**ker [who is] talking about fighting done did no time," he said, ever-so-eloquently.
T.I., who was just set free from a halfway house, pleaded with Diddy.
"Let them n**gas drink what the f*%k they want man. I love you n!gga ... you know I will go to war with you, but come on man ... let's go."
And he did. T.I.: True friend. Voice of reason.