March 3rd, 2011
You'd think with all the promotion superstar hip-hop producer and rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs (pictured) is doing for his Dirty Money project that Honolulu would be one of the stops on his "Coming Home" tour.
Sure, the tour doesn't technically kick off until April 14 in Chicago, but the recent news that Diddy would make an appearance on the hit CBS television series "Hawaii Five-0" meant he'd be on-island for at least a few days of filming. Why not kick off the tour in paradise?
Turns out, Diddy's camp was in talks to bring his Dirty Money experience to Honolulu. According to a source, one local concert promoter made it through the entire deal-making process to the point where a venue was secured, Diddy's artist rider was sent over for inspection and plans were in the works to send his management a deposit to lock in the appearance.
But, as often is the case when it comes to big name acts like these, the deal was off before it could be completed. When Diddy's camp asked for a higher appearance fee than was originally discussed, the promoter was forced to scramble and try to pick up a partner who could help with the financing.
Unfortunately, the promoter couldn't make a deal fast enough to meet Diddy's deadline and had to bow out of negotiations. At this point, fans may spot him out and about, but it doesn't look like he'll be making any public appearances while he's in town.
According to a post on Twitter by "Five-0" producer Peter Lenkov, Diddy arrived in Honolulu this week and finished his first day of filming yesterday. A representative for the production said Diddy would not be available for interviews while working on the show, although he did speak with the local CBS affiliate yesterday (guess it's one of the perks of having "Five-0" on your network).
Come on, Sean. We're both on Twitter. Get at me — Let's go drink some Ciroc and talk about the Yankees. We can meet up in Chinatown, and I'll even walk over to Otto Cake to get you a slice of the best cheesecake in Honolulu!