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Sean “Diddy” Combs Set To Become A Full Time Actor After Rap Retirement

Sean “Diddy” Combs

E! Online is credited with breaking the news that Sean “Diddy” Combs will be redirecting his efforts to a full time acting career after retiring from his long time tenure as a genre leading rap star. As previously reported, Combs, often known as Puff Daddy, will hang up the mic after releasing his final album No Way Out 2. In a recent interview that will serve as the cover story for Cigar Aficionado Magazine’s June issue, Combs admitted his plans to retire and focus on a career on the big screen.

“I’m going to put out my last album and devote 100 percent of my time to doing films … I want to stop at a great place,” Puff said.

“And a final album is a great place to stop. I want to take a victory lap, to do a world tour and really enjoy it once last time.”

After an accolade filled career in hip hop that is over 25 years long, Diddy’s primary goal with No Way Out 2 is to sure up the final pieces of his musical legacy

“When I’m gone, only the songs will survive. I know I’m making music that will live on. I don’t go into the studio just to be hot or to hear myself on the radio,” Diddy said. “Michael Jackson, Tupac, Biggie – part of them lives on in their music, even though they’re not here anymore. That’s really deep, man. The only thing like that is religion.”

The Legacy theme will is set to be kicked up to the next level when Puff’s Bad Boy Reunion Tour kicks off May 20. The Plan is to honor his flagship artist,  the late Notorious B.I.G. with a launch at the Barclays Center in B.I.G.’s native, Brooklyn, New York. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more No Way Out 2. Details.

For those that don’t know, Combs has been building up to this acting career, while juggling his many, many other entrepreneurial ventures for over a decade. After breaking into acting through a supporting role in Jon’s Favreau’s 2001 Swingers sequel Made, he got the attention of critics alongside Holly Berry in her Oscar winning Mosters Ball film. He has since gone on to have key roles in Universal Pictures’ Get Him To The Greek and Summit Entertainment’s Draft Day. However, the performance that may have best shown the depth of his dramatic capabilities as a leading man, came from his own 2008 film production of  A Raisin In The Sun, which aired on ABC.

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