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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 05/20/2005

Diddy Wants You (To Play Yourself)


When the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy committed such blasphemous acts as remaking "The Message" and "Public Enemy #1" into odes of self-aggrandizement, I had placed him in the crosshairs as an enemy of the state to those that love good hip-hop music. P. Diddy is the father of the Bling Era.

By the time MTV's "Making the Band 2" came out, though, I had to grudgingly and then enthusiastically applaud the genius of P. Diddy. Of course his task of creating riveting television was made easier by a group of kids who were all too willing to look like fools, but still, there was magic in Diddy's turn as a no-nonsense svengali.

If you harbor dreams of being The One who can survive the gauntlet and attain the magic ring of success, or if you just have something to prove and think you can take all that's thrown at you in "reality" TV, you can give it a shot this weekend at Five.

This Sunday, May 22, Five will be hosting a casting call for the second season of MTV's "Making the Band 3." The line begins at 7 a.m. so no "Stars Wars"-type camping-out antics are allowed. The actual auditions start at 10 a.m.

-- Rhome

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how about a little more info? will this iteration of MTB3 be another show of only singers and not musicians? or are these auditions for people who can actually play? after all, Diddy's making A BAND, right?

Posted by: Wil | May 24, 2005 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Have you seen any of the episodes? It's a girl group he's putting together - a la En Vogue. Singing, dancing - no accordion players allowed. No offense to all the accordion players holding it down.

Posted by: Washington, DC | May 25, 2005 1:39 PM | Report abuse

So it's only the first episode and "Diddy" has already spouted his offensive comments. "Dance like you're black." He must be the most ignorant man on the planet to make such disgusting remarks. This, of course, comes on the heals of part one of MTB3 offensive comments, such as "Do you have black in your family? Are you friends with black people, 'cuz you dance like you do." and "...especially you sista's and latinas. you're a disgrace to your culture." and perhaps the best of them all "I want to revoke her blackness." Who is he (whatever his name might be today) to say these kind of offensive, AND RACIST, comments. Hopefully, MTV will have the sense to cut this show short, or at the very least tell Diddy to think before he acts (or better yet, script what he says so he sounds somewhat intelligent)

Posted by: offended | October 7, 2005 10:44 AM | Report abuse

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