Diddy Bans Son From Starring On ‘Empire’


Empire is all the rage on TV — literally, if you’re Diddy.

According to Page Six, Sean “Diddy” Combs banned his adopted son, Quincy, from starring in the show when he learned that his son would have to sign over a portion of his music rights to Fox.

“Diddy kicked up a huge stink and called all the top brass at 20th Century Fox TV to get them to change their rules over music rights,” a source told the publication. “He said there was no way his son was signing over his intellectual property. So he banned him from the show.”

Stars on the show are subject to music contracts similar to those on shows like Glee and American Idol. Although Quincy has been banned from the show, sources say the producers of Empire are still interested in giving the 23-year-old singer/actor a role in the second season.

Quincy is the son of R&B music producer Al B. Sure! and Combs’ former girlfriend, Kim Porter. Combs adopted him while in a long-term relationship with Porter.

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