Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs has managed to avoid serving jury duty in New York. The rap mogul was called to the Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, but missed a spot in the jury box after claiming that he’d have problems being impartial.
Sean Combs arrived at the court at 9:30 am, sporting a Met cap and Tom Seaver jersey. He then went into a room with 20 other potential jurors for a personal injury case. The Bad Boy records boss apparently annoyed the other jurors by speaking loudly on a mobile phone.
The lawyers then asked the potential jurors if they’d have a problem being impartial, Diddy said he would, and was excused from the panel.
He was later questioned for another personal injury case, and was sent home around noon with a ‘call-in-card,’ which meant that he had to return to the court on Wednesday morning to see if he was needed.
P Diddy’s latest album has already found its way into all proper music stores in the States. Hot on the heels of remix CDs from J-Lo, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and Destiny’s Child, the rapper is hoping to cash in with ‘P Diddy and Bad Boy Present… We Invented The Remix.’
P Diddy doesn’t hold the copyright on the remix concept but he reckons he deserves major recognition for the idea, mainly because of what he feels, saying “We started this kind of formula of remixing records where we do the whole record over. The first record I ever produced was a remix. So it was like a natural thing for me to drop a remix album.”
The 14-track album features collaborations with the Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Busta Rhymes, Usher, Ashanti, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott and others.
The album is due for release in the UK on the 27th of May so look out for that because you just know it’s going to be awesome.