Sean 'P Diddy' Combs a Flemington possibility

With two weeks to go the guessing game is on in earnest on just who is coming to the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington.

The latest name mentioned to Confidential is American hip hop superstar Sean “P Diddy” Combs, formerly known as Puff Daddy.

A source close to Combs said he was keen to head Down Under.

He is a superstar in the US, known as much for his over-the-top parties as his music. His themed white party is one of the highlights on the holiday social calendar in New York’s Hamptons.

He has also dated some of the biggest names in entertainment, including a much talked about relationship with Jennifer Lopez.

However Combs has also had his run-ins with the law, including gun charges after a nightclub incident in New York.

Emirates and some of the other marquees in the Birdcage, however, say they have not had any requests for an invitation.

Tick for Cross

Award-winning US singer Christopher Cross is a confirmed starter for the Melbourne Cup.

“I’ll be performing Ride Like the Wind — the energy of the music in this song really makes for the perfect soundtrack, plus the lyrics capture the tensive energy of the race as well,” Cross gushed.

The Beach Boys and Cross will play at the exclusive VRC Chairman’s Dinner next week.

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