Insiders claim Sean Diddy Combs passed on judging American Idol when he found out his ex, Jennifer Lopez, was returning to the show...
From Us Weekly
A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that Combs, 43, was in contention for the third spot on American Idol's season 13 judging panel -- until his ex-girlfriend signed on to fill the second spot.
The source says that the hip hop mogul passed on the opportunity because of his apparently not-so-ancient history with Lopez, as well as his history with Lopez's manager, Benny Medina. (Medina also previously managed Combs; they parted ways several years ago.)
Ultimately, the Dirty Money rapper "felt it was a 'her or me' situation," the insider tells Us. And producers went after her.
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