American Idol Approaches Diddy – Why I’m Sure He Will Say NO
In what could actually be considered a great move, it has been reported by the NY Post that American Idol is actually in talks to reach out to Sean Diddy Combs.
This would be monumental. This would be as large as Howard Stern going to America’s Got Talent and it would most likely cost American Idol more the AGT in terms of salary. There would be no doubt that Diddy would command more money then J-Lo, Spears, and Mariah Carey.
There were talks of Nick Jonas or possibly Pharrell Williams but they both pale in comparison to getting Puff. There are a lot of things to consider both good and bad. There is the argument that Diddy has no talent himself but neither does Randy Jackson. The share number of hits that Diddy has produced makes him qualified to be a judge of talent. That is something that he can do. What he can also do is be entertaining. If you are looking for a bad guy that can be sweet, or a bad guy that can be downright nasty, Diddy is both. Ever see “Making the Band”?
COULD HIS EGO TAKE IT AND WHAT ABOUT CIROC?
I’m not sure if Diddy could just be a judge. That’s where the entire idea falls apart. Financially it would only be a viable offer if Puff could use the platform to support Ciroc which I don’t actually think is possible. It’s a family show so there is no outlet for alcohol promotion. At least none that I could immediately thing of.
Secondly, you would be asking Puff to tae left-overs from Jennifer Lopez, someone that he used to date, now he’s getting sloppy seconds. They would have to rename the show, Diddy’s Idol. In fact, Puff is probably coming up with his own show as we speak for his own channel.
Lastly, Puff earns money from his projects which include more then making a record in a studio, like the previous judges. Being an Idol judge would be something for Puff after he’s slowed down.
On the upside for Diddy, Idol skyrocketed Jennifer Lopez’ career into the stratosphere. Not only did her endorsements increase, she became a household name and became No. 1 on Forbes most Powerful celebrity list. A list where Combs comes in 42nd place. Ouch.
As epic of an idea as it would be, I don’t think he would do it however Combs is not one to take 2nd place let alone 42nd place in anything.
Diddy nor Fox have confirmed if the NY Post story is true. The producers at Idol are thinking big..so that’s a good thing.
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