Puffy has lost a bid to separate his trial on bribery and gun charges from the trials of two co-defendants who were arrested with him after a nightclub shooting.

Puffy’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, asked for a separate trial because the judge plans to allow a jury to hear evidence that would be barred if the Bad Boy Entertainment chief was tried alone. The evidence might be unfairly prejudicial, Brafman said.

State Supreme Justice Charles Solomon, who will hear the trial of all three men,denied the motion on May 16, saying Brafman had “failed to establish good cause for granting a severance in this case.”

The charges against Puffy, 30, stem from a December 27 shooting at a New York City nightclub when a man allegedly threw money in the rapper’s face.

Jamal “Shyne” Barrow, 19, a Puffy protégé, is accused of shooting three people during the dispute. Puffy’s bodyguard, Anthony Jones, 34 is a co-defendant.

Jones, Puffy and his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, fled the scene in an automobile. The hip-hop mogul allegedly offered the driver $50,000 and a diamond ring he had given to Lopez if the driver claimed ownership of a 9 mm gun that was in the car.

Puffy maintains the allegations are not true.

Meanwhile, jury selection is underway in a civil lawsuit against Puffy.

The suit blames him for a deadly stampede during a celebrity basketball game on December 28, 1991, an event heorganized at City College of New York. Nine people died and 29 others were injured as a crushof people tried to get into the event.