Diddy Promises More Acting, Producing in Coming Year

Diddy Promises More Acting, Producing in Coming Year

Diddy continues his drive toward total media domination.

Published December 28, 2011


It seems you can’t turn on the television or belly up to a bar without catching a glimpse of the ubiquitous Sean “Diddy” Combs (or one of his products). So it comes as no surprise that the multimedia mogul says he has more big things in the works. “I have some major announcements at the top of the year on things I’m producing — an announcement that’s bigger than anyone can realize on something I’m acquiring,” he told AdWeek

Diddy says he’s focusing more on the acting part of his career, as well as drawing on his music production roots. “Twelve months ago, I basically relocated to L.A. I still live in New York, but I’m bi-coastal…. I’m looking forward to 2012; it’s a huge transition for me out of music onto the big screen and continuing my legacy as a producer. You know, I’m one of the most successful African-American television executive producers in history. I’ve had six shows on the air at one time. I don’t say that in a braggadocio way. But you should definitely remember this conversation and look back at it and say, ‘I remember he told me he was going to make some huge announcements.’”

A quick look at his IMDB profile shows that he has a role in the upcoming Shoedog, which is being adapted from a novel by George Pelecanos, who is best known as a writer for The Wire. But Diddy is mostly mum about the details of his future plans, only revealing that he has been “spending some time in Mexico learning about the art of tequila.”

With each step toward his ultimate goal of media domination, Diddy hopes fans are inspired by his story. “I think I stand for aspiration. Hard work pays off. People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I’ve done has been through hard work.”

What do you want to see Diddy do next year? Who should he star opposite in his next movie? Tell us in the comments!

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Written by Kenrya Rankin


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