It seems like Donald Trump isn't the only one on the lookout for the ultimate assistant. Sean “Diddy” Combs, who is best known as a rapper and music business mogul, is now spreading his wings even wider on his newest endeavor, which follows in the footsteps of the phenomenal The Apprentice
. I Want to Work for Diddy
, Vh1's freshest reality series, sets the spotlight on 13 aspiring individuals who want to get the Diddy paycheck. The reality series spawned by Diddy himself, will feature numerous emotional, physical and mental challenges that will put the contenders on the spot to see if they can handle the stress of being the assistant of one of the most successful men in the music industry.
Following his self-produced Run's House
and Making the Band
, Diddy steps into the limelight once again and challenges contestants to brush up their skills and put it to the test.
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“It's all part of my strategic plan to take over TV: Diddy TV,” the 38-year-old entrepreneur told the Associated Press. “But the show isn't about just seeing if I could find someone to work for me. It's about people chasing their dreams.”
Diddy further describes the show as something that has “a whole different style and a whole different energy” than The Apprentice
, the show it has been often compared to. Nonetheless, Diddy doesn't see anything negative about that.
In fact, he says, “If 'The Apprentice' helped to open up the door for this show, then so be it.”
To Diddy, the show inspires young African American individuals “to show them that they can do more things than shoot basketball or rap.”
Moreover, he adds that the journey to get to the top 13 wasn't any joke. He explains, “[They] had to fight to get to me. To get to me is like getting to the Wizard of Oz. They had to prove themselves. They had to walk down the yellow-brick road.”
Diddy fans will get to see him as he faces the final 13 tonight at 9pm on VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy.
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Star Tribune/Associated Press
(Photo courtesy of VH1)