The rap mogul made his first public appearance after his arrest last week (ends28Jun15) by taking to the stage at the U.S. network's prizegiving at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater with artists from his Bad Boy Records label, performing along with stars including Ma$e, Lil Kim, Pharrell Williams, Faith Evans, Mario Winans and Chris Brown.

However, Combs' performance was marred by a nasty tumble as he appeared to fall through a hole in the stage just as Lil Kim began her set, but the rapper jumped back up and seemed to be uninjured as he continued with the show.

The rapper took the fall in good humour and later shared a video of the mishap on, writing, "I was getting so loose I fell! LOL (laugh out loud), but really though (thought) I busted my a**! If you ever fall down, get your a** up and fight!!!!!!! But really though, I crack up every time I see this s**t! It's like I f**king disappeared. Haaaaaa!!!! I was scared as f**k but I had to get up!"

Combs was arrested on charges including assault with a deadly weapon and battery last Monday (22Jun15) following a bust-up with his son Justin's football coach at a university campus in Los Angeles.

Justin was in the audience for the prizegiving and cheered his dad on from the front row.