If P. Diddy's going to make a new addition to his Bad Boy family, why not choose New Edition?

A source at Bad Boy and sources close to the legendary group, which includes Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell, say the guys have been in talks to sign with Puff.

While nothing is finalized yet, a few weeks ago, fresh off a stint on the New Edition tour (see "New Edition Warm Up For Anniversary With Family Reunion"), Johnny Gill said that P.D. will in fact be contributing tracks to the group's 20th anniversary LP, which is slated for release next year.

"We're going to be working with Puffy on the album," Gill revealed. "He's helping get the album together. He just came out to several of the shows. He's such a big fan. I looked around and saw him at a few shows. He said, 'I saw you guys and, excuse my expression, but y'all got me acting like a bitch. I'm here to take notes.' "