(P) DIDDY GOES DAFFY OVER NEW CD
October 24, 2006 -- MEMBERS of Sean Combs' entourage have been busy bowing to the king of hip-hop lately. Two reports have come in to Page Six detailing the high-maintenance rapper mogul's most recent antics, which were all in the name of promoting his new CD, "Press Play."
Sources say Combs, previously known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy, threw a "diva fit" at Sirius studios last week while plugging his album at the satellite radio station.
"He was throwing a tantrum," said our spy. "He had his team around him and he was cursing up a storm, dropping F-bombs and throwing around the N-word."
The fit thrown by the rapper/fashion designer/impresario was aimed at his own management team. Combs had originally agreed to sit down with Sirius channel's Hip-Hop Nation, Hot Jamz, and Eminem's channel Shade 45. But he went ballistic on the managers after he was also asked to "tour the station" and give interviews to more channels, our insider reports.
"He was clearly unhappy with the way his team was handling things," the source said, adding that Combs' behavior at Sirius was nothing new: "This has happened before. He's always yelling at his team."
Reps for both Sirius and Combs say they were happy with the three interviews he gave the station, and Sirius denies asking him to do more than were initially scheduled. Neither side would comment on Combs' behavior at the studio or on whether his managers pushed for more on-air chats.
But the hip-hop star seems to be letting out some of the stress that comes with the press junkets - because Diddy the Diva didn't stop there. Sources say his "promo rampage" continued at Marquee over the weekend, where he strong-armed the club's DJ Angola to play his new song.
Combs then asked a different deejay to play the entire album upstairs, where he and his crew "shared a few rounds of kamikaze shots and he threw $300 worth of singles into the crowd."
source (page six/ny post)