Is Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ reality series “Making the Band” coming back? It might be, according to the Bad Boy founder, because MTV asked if he wanted to put it back on.
The show ran on the network from 2002 to 2009 and launched the acts Da Band, Day 26, Donnie Klang and Danity Kane. It also ran one year before Combs took the helm, when the pop band O-Town was discovered.
The show followed Combs’ process of putting a music group together from people who auditioned from all over the world. And the ones who actually made the band lived in a house together while they worked on their album and completed other tasks.
On Monday, Combs posted a video of himself where he talked about bringing the show back but expressed trepidation.
“Something so great. Sometimes you don’t need to mess with it,” he said. “You need to just leave it alone. I don’t think there’s a lot of new upcoming artists that could really handle my level of intense coaching and teaching and preparation and the way I mold and shape superstars.”
But later in the clip, Combs said it’s possible that he’ll bring the series back but he’s still “on the fence” about it. He then asked his fans to help him decide by hashtagging “#IWantMYMTB.”
The 49-year-old also admitted that filming the show was some of the most fun he’s had, and that discovering new talent is his true calling.
People responded to Combs’ video in large numbers.
“Bring it back,” one person wrote.
“Hell yeah Diddy you really molded those artist that came on that show,” wrote another. “I couldn’t even imagine what it would be like now.”
Another person who responded to Combs was Aubrey O’Day, a member of Danity Kane, who was in the third “Making the Band” season. Combs eventually fired O’Day from the group, along with member D. Woods, after he said ‘O’Day changed after she became famous.
“You had making the band because of US!” wrote O’Day. “dare you to bring the true STARS back and show you can FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED. 😘🙏.”
Combs hasn’t responded yet.