Posted by Bossip Staff
Despite the abundance of smiles, Diddy isn’t happy about not being in the movie, Tropic Thunder:
The rapper admits he auditioned for the role of an African-American actor – famously played by Caucasian star Robert Downey Jr., who used make-up to change the colour of his skin for the role – in Ben Stiller’s movie, but was turned down. He joked: “I have not been in any of Ben Stiller’s movies. I guess I wasn’t black enough to be in Tropic Thunder. Robert Downey Jr. was a little bit blacker. I tried out for the role but I came up short. I put Ben in the video for my single Bad Boy for Life and I thought he would return the favour.” The music mogul was among a host of celebrity guests at a black tie dinner honouring actor-turned-director Ben at New York’s The Museum of the Moving Image on Wednesday night.
It’s hard to believe, but we are on Puff’s side this time around. We find it hard to believe that they could not find a real black man to play that role. We’re calling bullsh*t, but what do you all think about it?