R+B babe Blu Cantrell is a true fan of SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS - because he's always been a great friend to her.

The BREATHE singer insists that Diddy is just a "regular guy" despite his bling-bling lifestyle and penchant for the high life - and more than that, he's a supportive pal who helped get her career off the ground.

The former porn star says, "The really talented people in music are the likes of PUFFY, who I admire. He's always been there for me and he's the one guy who'd do something like take a helicopter to the Hamptons to surprise me during my album release party. That was fun. He's a great guy that I look up to.

"He is like a big brother. He lives a larger-than-life lifestyle, but he's a very regular guy and very nice."

03/09/2003 13:53