Singer Sean "Diddy" Combs is to take a guest star role as a New York detective in an episode of television series "Hawaii Five-O," broadcaster CBS said on Wednesday.

In his first action role, the rapper and music producer will play detective Reggie Williams, who is in Honolulu on a solo mission to hunt for the men responsible for a crime against his family. His quest for justice collides with the "Five-O" team.

CBS said Combs will undergo weapons instruction and training with a Navy S.E.A.L. to prepare for the role. Several of his hit songs will be featured throughout the episode, which will air sometime later this spring.

No stranger to acting, Combs appeared in the 2010 comedy movie "Get Him to the Greek." He also had roles in the films "Monster's Ball" and "Made."

"Hawaii Five-O" -- a contemporary take on the classic American series than ran from 1968 to 1980 -- follows an elite task force that works to wipe out crime.

The show is one of this year's biggest television hits, averaging nearly 13 million viewers each episode.

(Reporting by Zorianna Kit. Editing by Jill Serjeant)

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