Sean "P Diddy" Combs was a passenger in an SUV that was hit by another car in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the hip-hop and fashion mogul was not taken to a hospital.
Beverly Hills police Lt Lincoln Hoshino said Diddy was riding in a Cadillac Escalade on Sunset Boulevard when a Lexus saloon turned left in front of it, and the vehicles collided.
Lt Hoshino said Diddy complained of pain, but said he would seek his own medical attention. No one from either vehicle was taken to hospital.
A phone message left for Diddy's publicist was not immediately returned, and Diddy made no mention of the crash on his often-updated Twitter account.
Photos posted on celebrity website TMZ showed the Escalade's bumper badly smashed and Diddy lying on the grass after the crash.