Diddy, Sean Combs, Bono, Golden Globes, Twitter


Well, Sean "Diddy" Combs certainly seemed to be having a blast at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

He already seemed in a great mood when he hit the stage with Usher and Kate Beckinsale to present the awards for best score and best original song from a motion picture—and his night only improved once the winners were announced!

First up, the hirsute Alex Ebert won his first-ever Globe for scoring the Robert Redford shipwreck drama All Is Lost and Diddy made sure to let everyone know, while also waving to the audience in the background, that he and Ebert were pals.

"He was on a boat with me partying in St. Bart's—and now here we are, together!" Diddy announced gleefully.

"He came up from behind me and unbuttoned my jacket and said, ‘Let it flow!' It was impressive," a slightly puzzled Ebert said, pretty calmly for having to share his Golden Globes debut with a gregarious Diddy.

"Thank you and thank you guys, J.C. [Chandor, the film's director], thank you for having the faith to see into what I had done before and see what you thought I could do this time," the musician continued. "Even the most deft pen is a clumsy tool and yet we still tried for magic and thanks for letting me try all over your movie."

Well then! (P.S. People will be talking about this handsome lad, frontman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, tomorrow. Or probably now, on Twitter.)

Alex Ebert, Sean Diddy Combs, Golden Globes

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But while Ebert didn't seen to mind Diddy's antics too much, Bono wasn't having it when U2 won best original song for "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The Edge gamely hugged Diddy, but after the hip-hop mogul then said in a sing-song voice, "Let it flow, let it flow, let if flow"—referring both to Ebert's memory about the creative process and, possibly, the Globes' famed open-bar policy—Bono was over it.

He visibly dodged Diddy as he leaned in for a hug, not bothering to hide the annoyance on his face. And we have a feeling we know why...

"This really is personal for us—very, very personal," Bono said after his bandmates had spoken. "This man [Nelson Mandela, not Diddy] turned our life upside-down, right-side up, a man who refused to hate, not because he didn't have rage or anger, but that he thought love would do a better job."

Idris Elba, nominated for best actor in a motion picture, drama, for playing Mandela, applauded appreciatively along with the rest of the audience.

"We wrote a love story, a love song, rather, because it's what is extraordinary about the film," Bono continued. "It's a dysfunctional love story...You don't know about the man, that's why you should see this film. We're good at the dysfuncinoal love stories, thank you."

So really, considering all that dysfunction, the actual presentation of the award fit right in!

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