Free Diddy show to make up for cancelled tour dates

To his roles as rapper, actor, fashion designer and music mogul, P Diddy added philanthropist yesterday, by announcing that he is to make up for the cancellation of UK tour dates by giving a free concert.

Diddy, 36, born Sean Combs, was forced to pull the plug on several arena shows after his co-headliner, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg, was refused entry into the UK by the Foreign Office.

Dates on the One Love Peace Tour were abandoned when Snoop (real name Calvin Broadus) was refused entry because he was involved in a scuffle on his last visit. Attempts to overturn the decision failed.

The free concert has not yet been scheduled, but is being planned in association with the London radio station Choice FM.

Diddy did not let the cancellation of his shows get in the way of his partying as he hosted a bash at the Paper Club, in London, where guests included Sienna Miller and Abi Titmuss. Nor did it stop an endless round of interviews, during which he boasted of his sexual prowess with girlfriend Kim Porter, revealing that in his suite in Paris they “had tantric sex for at least 30 hours”.

The European leg of the tour began in Dublin last night, as that show was unaffected by visa problems.

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