News: Diddy Busted Working W/ "Five-0"
Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 1:35PM
Rap impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs will step away from the microphone and show off his acting chops in an upcoming episode of new CBS television series, "Hawaii Five-0".
According to reports, Diddy will portray the role of a law enforcement employee.
In his first action role, the rapper and music producer will play detective Reggie Williams, who is in Honolulu on a solo mission to hunt for the men responsible for a crime against his family. His quest for justice collides with the "Five-O" team. CBS said Combs will undergo weapons instruction and training with a Navy S.E.A.L. to prepare for the role. Several of his hit songs will be featured throughout the episode, which will air sometime later this spring. (Billboard)
Reportedly, a portion of Diddy's music catalogue will also be featured during the episode.
The network said Wednesday that several of Combs' hit songs will be featured on the episode, slated to air this spring. Combs' other acting credits include "Monster's Ball" and an Emmy-nominated performance in "A Raisin in the Sun". "Hawaii Five-O" stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan. It regularly airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EST. (WLTX News)
Yesterday, the producer/actor confirmed his starring role via Twitter.
"I'm pumped for hawaii 5 0 let's go Shane!!! ... Lets go Hawaii 5.0! --> http://diddy.it/eVHJ9C" (Diddy's Twitter)
Last November, Queens emcee Nas appeared as a villain in an episode of "Hawaii Five-0".
The rapper, who once intoned "Tell Hawaii 5-0 to catch me at the Pro Bowl," starred in the episode as the evil Gordon Smith -- a computer booster that violates parole and ends up committing a string of crimes to try to stay away from the long arm of the law. The news, which probably would have remained unnoticed by most hip-hop heads, was broken by Questlove while doing a little channel flipping. "Is that Nas on Hawaii 5-0," he tweeted to an entertained Internet. (The Boom Box)
Check out Nas' "Hawaii Five-0" cameo down below: