Diddy to Revisit Broadway Debut in Raisin in the Sun TV Movie

diddy.jpgHip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs told MTV on Monday (May 8) that he will be reprising his role from his Broadway debut Raisin in the Sun in an upcoming film adaptation of the classic Lorraine Hansberry play. “I’m going to do it differently than anybody can expect me to do it,” Diddy said of his role, which was played by Sydney Poitier in the 1961 film adaptation. “I’m going to get raw and ready, do some hard work for this. I’m really stripping myself down. I’m moving out of my house and into a studio apartment, and I’m not going to have a Blackberry or a cell phone.”

Kenny Leon, the director of the Broadway production, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution yesterday (May 9) that he will also be directing the film adaptation, which will start taping in October and will air as a three-hour Sunday night TV movie on the ABC network.

  • Pamela

    Dat nigga look like a “Raisin in da Sun” black motha fu***ka

  • shadykillaz

    diddy you doin ya thang but you still ridin B.I.G. for too f*ckin long you never been sh*t go run some more with the mohawk

  • Stacey

    People hate on Diddy, but homeboy is a hard worker…(i.e., great idea in terms of the method acting — moving out of the mansion and stripping yourself of blackberrys, etc.) Do your thang Diddy. You are truly an inspiration! I’ll see you at the top and will love to hear and learn more of the knowledge.

  • Mrs.Jones

    I HATE DIDDY!!!!

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    get that hate out ya heart…haters always fail

  • TO

    Diddy is a jack of all trades, do your thing Mr enterpreneur. All you haters can keep hating but he’s moving up, higher than you can ever imagine.

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