Sean 'Diddy' Combs Talks 'The Four,' Running For President and More On 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch
Music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs reminisced about his childhood experience of living in an Amish paradise, meeting modern day Tarzan and his snakes, and running for president during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday (Aug 1).
While talking about sending his daughter to summer camp, which she hated because she did not have a bed, the 48-year-old revealed that he once spent two months with an Amish family in Lancaster, Penn. "She didn't have a bed? I didn't have lights, electricity, or, a car," Combs told host Jimmy Kimmel.
Diddy explained that he was sent to live with the family as part of the Fresh Air Fund, which provides free summer vacations in the country to underprivileged children from New York City. When asked if he remembers the family Combs replied, "Yes, I remember the family, but I had no way to stay in touch with them." Combs looked back fondly at this time in Pennsylvania, describing his experience as “beautiful,” and said he even learned how to milk a cow.
“It’s a chance to really kind of get away and just — no electronics. It really teaches you how to just relate with each other," he said. “I remember we used to go to church,” he continued. “And at the church they used to just have these lavish meals. And it really kind of taught you family.”
Combs then revealed that he “rode around in a horse and buggy everywhere,” to which Kimmel joked, “Diddy in a buggy. And now you got a Bentley.”
Next Kimmel asked about a recent picture featuring Diddy's kids and two giant snakes. The rapper went on to explain that he met a "modern day" Tarzan who went to people's houses and showed them animals.
Kimmel also talked to Combs about the season finale of his TV show The Four. "The thing that's different about our show is that it's combative. Like, it's a battle, a singing battle. Not just, ok, somebody performs then somebody else performs. There's trash talking, people to out sing each other."
Although it may be intense on the stage, on the judging panel all of he judges are pretty close and supportive of each other. Diddy opened up about his decades-long friendship with music producer DJ Khaled. "We eat and we listen to music, we make music, and we just vibe and just talk about how blessed we are. It's goof to have people around you that -- we remind each other of where we've come from and keep each other grounded."
Combs later told Kimmel that he has no interest in running for president. “I don’t know if I could be responsible for the whole country,” the “I’ll Be Missing You” hitmaker said.
“You know, at this point, I think almost anybody would be doing a better job,” Kimmel replied.
Check out Diddy's interview below.