Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' nonpartisan organisation CITIZEN CHANGE appears to be in financial trouble after failing to raise enough money.

The BAD BOY RECORDS boss visited both the Republican National Convention (RNC) and Democrat National Convention (DNC) this summer (04) in a bid to convince young Americas - in particular African-Americans - to register to vote.

After unsuccessfully approaching staunch Democrats Ben Affleck and fellow music mogul Russell Simmons at Boston's DNC in July (04) to appear at this weekend's (04-05SEP04) fundraiser in his home in the Hamptons, upstate New York, P Diddy has cancelled the event.

A source tells the NEW YORK POST newspaper, "There have been a series of fundraisers, none of which have been raising money.

"Nobody's writing big cheques. Celebrities are not signing on. Puffy thought it would be like 'We Are the World'. It isn't."

03/09/2004 17:35