Fresh from his Broadway debut, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is heading back to MTV. Only this time, the hip-hop impresario plans to get political. In a new show tentatively called “Project Change,” Combs hopes to grill President Bush and likely Democratic nominee John Kerry.
Combs told the New York Post he’ll scout the streets of Harlem, Brooklyn and Detroit for “real people” to ask the questions.
“The people who usually ask the candidates questions are screened, and I’m going to use real people off the streets to get their questions out there,” Combs told the paper. “I’m going to make Kerry and Bush squirm.”
Combs, 34, said he hopes to encourage a record number of young people and minorities to vote.
Combs is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” Although he received mixed reviews, initial ticket sales broke the Royale Theatre record.
He also recently announced a collaboration with Estee Lauder on a new line of fragrances under the rapper’s Sean John name.