Most rappers like to say their life is like a movie, but [artist id="1244169"]Diddy[/artist] — with a little help from video director Hype Williams, New York's finest and the media — really did live out his life for everyone to see in the '90s.
But would the Bad Boy CEO be interested in his own biopic coming to the big screen?
Well, not exactly.
However, Diddy did say he would want [news id="1587051"]Derek Luke, the actor who plays him in "Notorious,"[/news] to continue his role as Sean Combs should a Diddy biopic ever be made.
"Everybody always asked me who I wanted to play me if anyone ever played me, and I said Derek Luke," Diddy told MTV News while on the set of "CSI: Miami," on which he'll be making an appearance (check back for a report on our visit to the set). "So that's why I called [Derek] to play me in [movie id="360770"]'Notorious.'[/movie] "
Diddy said he's a longtime fan of Luke's work, citing his roles in "Friday Night Lights" and "Antwone Fisher."
"His ferociousness," he cited as Luke's prime attribute. "I felt like he could really represent me well."
While Diddy hasn't quite put it out there that he's interested in a movie being made on his life, he hasn't put the idea to bed either. Luke, on the other hand, has been [news id="1601342"]lobbying in interviews[/news] for the film to be green-lit.
"I would love to play Puff from scratch," he told MTV News recently. "I would love to play him from start to finish.
"It would be a different portrayal," Luke added of the hypothetical project. "It would be a totally different energy if I played a full-length Sean Combs picture."
To prep for his role as Diddy in "Notorious," Luke ditched his acting coach and went straight to the man himself. Diddy told the actor to just tell the story the way he saw it. Luke, who said he was emotionally involved in the story as a fan at the time, said he just aimed for the truth.
Clearly, though, it helped that he had such an admiration for Diddy.
"This man changed the game," Luke said. "Jay-Z, Master P, Eminem, 50 Cent? [Diddy] was sitting on millions way before them. Kanye, with the shine and the clothes? Puffy was all of that."