News: Diddy Gets Ready To Lose First-Timer Status, Reveals Down Under Plans

Saturday, Feb 18, 2012 10:25AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy may be a hip-hop mogul but he still has uncharted areas to takeover, announcing plans to perform in Australia for the first-time in his career.

This week, Puffy publicly broke the news of his plans to join hip-hop stars Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco at Australia's Supafest festival this April.

In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "Don't miss my first performance in Australia at Supafest! Bad Boy will be in the building!!" Combs will be joined on the bill by rappers Ice Cube, Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross, and singers Kelly Rowland and Trey Songz. (Star Pulse)

The Supafest will kick-off around mid-April at various Australia locations.

Hard as it may seem to believe, Diddy has never played a concert in Australia! The rapper is set to perform his first gigs down under this Spring, including a headlining performance at Supafest, the country's largest urban music festival. Diddy will perform on all four dates of the event, which is due to make stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane from April 14-22. (Starz Life)

Australia has been on the forefront as of late, with model Jessica Gomes giving her take on fellow Aussie celebrity Iggy Azalea making hip-hop headlines.

"I think it's great. I think that's what we need. Definitely more me, I grew up listening to hip-hop. It's the genre I enjoy the most. I think it needs to be more expanded in Australia because we just don't get that. I would love to see an Australian artist succeed in the American market. I will definitely look her up for sure. Good luck to her. That sounds amazing." (XXL Mag)

Rap star T.I. recently confirmed plans to work alongside the Australia emcee.

"I just recently got a call from a white girl from Australia, and she just expressed such extreme, enormous amounts of eagerness and wanting me to just spearhead and oversee her project," T.I. told MTV News on Saturday in Atlanta. Azalea's excitement is understandable: What rap rookie wouldn't want to work with Tip? But it's Iggy's fresh energy that has inspired the King of the South. "She crazy as a mother----er and that fits right in over here," he said. "That's just the kind of egos we need around us, so I'm looking forward to that." Well, just wait until T.I. gets to working with her. "She kick sh--," he said. "She ain't half as good as she gonna be when I get through with her though." (MTV)

Check out some recent Diddy footage below:

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