Cape Argus, 24 October 2002, P Diddy Headed for Green Point

A mere R66 to see one of the world's top hip-hop superstars live? Few fans could resist it.

Sean P Diddy Combs's participation in the MTV HIV/Aids awareness Staying Alive concert may yet be viewed as a slick move to finally seal his transformation to a socially conscious performer.

Only two years ago, Combs was embroiled in a shooting scandal at a nightclub, lost high-profile lover Jennifer Lopez, and seemed down and out.

P Diddy made his first move towards redemption in the United States by hosting breakfast TV shows in April, and has since topped the charts in the US with I Need a Girl, his single with Genuwine.

He will join multi-award-winning R&B sensation Alicia Keys at Green Point Stadium on November 23.

The event will air as a special on MTV around the world on World Aids Day on December 1, with the footage edited with that of the first Staying Alive concert in Seattle on November 7.

South African talent on the bill will be announced soon.