Diddy's West End ambition
09:30 01 September 2006
Diddy wants to tread the boards in London's West End.
The rapper and business mogul revealed he wants to bring the successful Broadway musical, 'A Raisin In The Sun', over to the UK capital as soon as "the right theatre becomes available."
Diddy, real name Sean Combs, made his stage debut in the Tony Award-winning play, about the experience of black Americans, in 2004.
He said: "The West End stage is next for me. I am a mogul - if that's the correct term.
"I want to do music, act and make great brands - like my fragrance."
If Diddy does come to the West End he joins a long list of US actors to tread the boards, including David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Juliette Lewis and Christian Slater.
This is not the first time the rap star has shown an interest in the West End stage. In 2005, he bid for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group of theatres.
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