P. Diddy ‘in Idol talks’

P. Diddy is reportedly in line for a job on American Idol.

The rap mogul – real name Sean Combs - could be joining the judging panel of the talent show in place of Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman announced he was leaving the series earlier this year after two seasons.

“Producers at the Fox show have reached out to the Bad Boy Records founder,” reports New York Post. “Fox had no comment, nor did Combs’ rep.”

Diddy previously appeared on Idol in a mentoring role for finalists. The star has also performed on the show, receiving a standing ovation from the audience and judges in March last year. The performance saw Diddy and his ex-partner of two years Jennifer Lopez reunited, as she was a judge on the show at the time.

Earlier this year, Jennifer announced she would not be returning to the panel when the new season starts. The Love Don’t Cost a Thing singer quit for the same reasons as Steven, to focus on performing. She also wanted to spend more time with her children and has been replaced by Mariah Carey.

It has been speculated that Randy Jackson may be moving to a mentoring role this time round, leaving two possible free judging seats. Nick Jonas has confirmed he is in the running, while it’s thought Pharrell Williams has also been approached.

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