Ellen DeGeneres is known for being a bit of a practical joker and she certainly has fun with that fact on her TV show. Sean “Diddy” Combs made an appearance on her show and she decided to get a little bit spooky.
She asked him:
“Halloween‘s coming up. Is this a true story? I want to know. I heard you’re scared of clowns.”
“Impossible … because I’m a black man. I have so many other things to be fearful of — a clown is not going to scare me.”
DeGeneres pushed harder.
And he pushed right back.
“Yes. I’m not afraid of clowns.”
Right at that moment, a terrifying clown who looked a bit like Pennywise leapt out of a box that had been sitting next to Combs.
The clown ran off stage and Combs jumped out of his seat and did a little dance.
He sat back down, saying:
“Yeah, I got you. Oh, you wanna play? You know, I woke up this morning, and I said, ‘I want my life to be full of surprises.’ Ellen, I thank you. Thank you’.”
Ellen was satisfied, whereas Combs joked she had really damaged his street cred.
A video of the moment can be seen below.
People were amused.
I was scared
— Precious Lewis-Igbafen (@PIgbafen) October 27, 2018
Ellen be doing the most.
— Iruoghene (@Iruolycious) October 27, 2018
Omg this is so funny
— Ezinne Anne Emilia (@ezinne_anne) October 26, 2018
This is practically all men, pic.twitter.com/fTdq96a7KI
— ★AUDREY★ (@dree_audrey) October 27, 2018
This just made my day
— Joshua James A. (@CrativJosh) October 26, 2018
Others could not get over the fact that Combs turned his jump-scare into a dance.
This nigga pic.twitter.com/rSGPieDHp1
— Jayquis (@JayquisVibes) October 27, 2018
— (@_Keyys99_) October 27, 2018
Stylishly turn it to dance pic.twitter.com/YOkquWb0W9
— MY NAME IS BABATUNDE (@Hizkilove) October 27, 2018
Lol, saved his dignity w those James Brown dance moves! Good one.
— Damaris Reda (@borinquena419) October 27, 2018
But most related hard.
I’d be afraid too if out of no where that thing pops up out of an box right next to you.
— Victorious (@VBrown13245591) October 27, 2018
Clowns are the scariest things ever
— Nikki J (@mamainpain) October 27, 2018
No no no!!! I would cry
— Veronica Truesdale (@trues85) October 25, 2018
LMAO real talk though that shit would’ve scared me to if you have a person randomly jumping out of a box on you
— S O / L I T (@TheRapperSoLit) October 26, 2018
Nothing like a clown jumping out of a box to get that blood pumping.