P. Diddy's UK pride

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 October 2010
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P. Diddy thinks it is about time British musicians started taking some pride in their country

P. Diddy is happy British artists are finally taking some "pride" in their roots.

The US rapper - who has formed a new group Diddy Dirty Money, and performed in the UK for the first time in five years on Wednesday (29.09.10) - said he respects the younger generation of upcoming UK musicians, as they have their own sound and don't try to act like their American counterparts.

He said: "I used to see UK artists try and be like US ones so now to see them have self pride, and to be able to collaborate with them is awesome."

Diddy - who performed with his new group Dirty Money in Glasgow, Scotland at Wednesday's show - recently worked with UK grime MC Skepta on a remix of his track 'Hello Good Morning' and said he's also drawn up a wish list of UK acts he would love to work with.

He said: "I'm really liking everything Tinie Tempah is doing, and I also like Labrinth. Skepta fits in well with the Bad Boy family."

Dirty Money's Dawn Richard - who makes up the band alongside Diddy and singer-songwriter Kalenna Harper - also tipped rapper Tinie Tempah for international success.

She said to the Daily Star: "We love Tinie and think he'll definitely be able to make it big in the States. We're all here to help him achieve that."

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