Rap mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS is reportedly desperate to hire late British royal Princess Diana's former assistant Paul Burrell as his new butler.

Diddy's former assistant Farnsworth Bentley quit his job to become a hip-hop star and style guru and now Combs is keen to sign Burrell up as his servant, after he pulled the plug on his controversial one-man show in New York.

According to American tabloid GLOBE, Burrell has already turned Diddy down once, but the rapper is still eager to make the controversial valet change his mind.

24/06/2004 09:16