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Combs a no-show at ‘Diddy Day’

‘Unfortunate miscommunication’ keeps rap mogul from event
/ Source: The Associated Press

"Diddy Day" was a dud. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was a no-show at an event scheduled Friday at the Aladdin hotel-casino. Mayor Oscar Goodman had been set to proclaim it "Diddy Day," but plans were scrapped at the last minute when word came that the hip-hop mogul wouldn't attend.

"Due to an unfortunate miscommunication, I will not be able to make the anticipated trip to Las Vegas on April 15," Combs said in a statement. "I am flattered the mayor saw fit to honor me with a day and hope to join him soon."

The event at the V Theatre inside the Desert Passage mall at the Aladdin had been billed as part-ceremony and part-announcement, hinting that Combs would reveal a business venture.

"I am looking forward to speaking with P. Diddy and seeing what the future may hold for him as far as Las Vegas ventures go and hope to host him in Las Vegas soon," the mayor said in a statement.

Las Vegas businessman and producer David Saxe told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he had been in talks with Combs to develop a nightclub and "other P. Diddy-related ventures," including a restaurant in the V Theatre, but those plans were now on hold.