Sean “Diddy” Combs is no stranger to the limelight, but now he’s bringing his family along for the ride. Deets on his new reality show with his seven kids, plus reports that he’s entering the race to buy the BET network from Paramount inside…
Diddy is gearing up for a reality TV comeback!
According to reports, the Hip Hop mogul, who is no stranger to the limelight, will be including his family for a new show. The 53-year-old dad is set to star in his own reality series on Hulu, tentatively titled “Diddy + 7,” which will feature him and his seven children.
The show will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Combs family and their various business ventures.
According to sources, the show will focus on the dynamic of the family and how Diddy manages to juggle it all with his kids and their baby mamas, especially after welcoming his new child, a daughter, just a few months ago.
The family’s individual Instagram accounts offer a sneak peek at what viewers can expect, with Christian promoting his latest single, Jessie and D’Lila rocking matching outfits, as well as modeling with their sister Chance, and Quincy showcasing his acting and singing talents.
As you know, Diddy is the father of seven children, including Quincy Brown (who he adopted and is the son of Al B. Sure), Justin Combs, Christian Combs, twins D’Lila and Jessie Combs, Chance Combs, and Love Combs, whom he welcomed in December 2022.
“[The show] is all about the dynamic of the family and how Diddy does it all with all the kids. They’re a real family, even all the baby mamas,” a source told Page Six.
The show’s name, “Diddy + 7,” was reportedly trademarked last year, indicating that he’s taking this project seriously. And with the success of shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” franchise, it’s no surprise that Diddy sees the potential in a reality show centered around his family.
Ironically, the application was submitted on May 2, 2022, months before Diddy announced the birth of the newest member of The Combs Clan.
Diddy’s repertoire in reality TV includes producing multiple music industry-focused shows such as “I Want To Work For Diddy” – a one-season VH1 series that documented the competition among contestants to land a job as his assistant, and “Making The Band,” which spanned an impressive 12 seasons.
We’re excited to see Diddy and his kids bring their unique personalities and businesses to the small screen. It’ll also be interesting to see how he juggles his kids’ mothers and his social life.
In other Diddy news…
The race to buy a majority stake of BET Media Group is heating up, with media moguls Tyler Perry, Byron Allen, and now Diddy all vying for ownership. The group, which includes BET, BET+, VH1, and BET Studios, is up for sale amid reports that owner Paramount Global is exploring a sale of the asset.
The Bad Boy honcho, who is already the owner of Revolt, is exploring the opportunity to purchase BET as part of his strategy to build a Black-owned global media powerhouse. Revolt, which he launched in 2013, has since developed into a multimedia company that produces linear and digital long-form series and multi-platform short-form programming. At its inception, Revolt reached roughly 25 million households; today, that number is roughly 80 million, with its digital reach exponentially greater.
Diddy’s potential acquisition of BET would be a major move in the media industry, as the company has a strong presence in Black culture and entertainment. BET has been a fixture in the African American community for decades, with programming that includes music videos, award shows, and original content.
By purchasing BET, the Hip Hop mogul would not only expand his media empire but also increase representation in the industry.
It remains to be seen who will ultimately purchase BET Media Group, but the fact that Diddy, Tyler, and Byron are all vying for ownership underscores the importance of the company and the potential it holds for the future of media. With Diddy’s’ experience in building a successful media company with Revolt, it will be interesting to see what he could bring to the table as the potential owner of BET.
One thing is for sure: the media landscape is changing, and Black entrepreneurs are making major moves.
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