SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' former butler Farnsworth Bentley is planning to hit the charts with a little help from pals ANDRE 3000 and Kanye West.

The stylish sidekick, who recently launched his own line of umbrellas, is negotiating with Andre and West with a view to them producing an upcoming album.

He says, "Andre gave me good advice. He said, 'You can never think about what you think you want to be. You just have to get in the studio and record.'"

In the meantime, Bentley is preparing to host the reality-based MTV pilot BORROW MY CREW and he'll become the new face for cognac firm COURVOISIER later this year (04).

11/06/2004 08:54