Bemused Diddy eyes up a line of sunbathing beauties in St Barts… but they don’t even notice him
He’s the richest star in hip hop, with Forbes magazine putting his worth at $550million.
But, as Diddy found out yesterday, it takes more than a yacht and a few mansions to impress the beauties of St Barts.
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, 43, was seen scratching his head in apparent surprise as a whole row of sunbathing beauties ignored the star strolling past on the Caribbean isle.
Looking for a date? P Diddy scratches his head as he eyes up a row of sleeping sunbathing beauties on the beach in Gustavia in St Barts
Sorry Diddy, they’re sleeping! The hip hop star strolls by unnoticed by the girls
The women, in their teens and twenties, lay in a row, showing off their figures in an array of brightly coloured bikinis.
But rather than being excited about the celebrity walking close to their towels, they simply yawned and continued to tan.
Their reaction seemed to leave Diddy bemused.
Better luck next time! Diddy gives up and moves on
After walking as close to the girls as politely possible – at least without actually hopping onto their towels – he appeared to give up and turned back the way he came.
Of course it may not be that Diddy’s star has faded – most of the beauties seemed to be resting their eyes, if not asleep.
Luckily for Diddy he received a much warmed welcome elsewhere – with his children delighting in their father’s company.
This might wake them up! Diddy is holidaying on his giant yacht, which would surely impress any potential date
Who could fail to be impressed: Sadly for Diddy he was on dry land
Life of luxury: Diddy and his family appeared to be having a great time on the vessel
One for the album: Diddy snaps a photo of three of his children as they enjoy the Jacuzzi
Take my picture, Daddy! The music star’s children appeared more than keen to get in the frame
The family man looked like he was having a great time as he took three of his brood onto his luxurious yacht in St Barts.
He effortlessly switched modes from Diddy to daddy, with the father-of-five looking delighted to be leaving the celebrity rat race behind so he could spend time with his children.
Loving Diddy is known to have a weakness for indulging his youngsters, even buying his 19-year-old son Justin a $360,000 car for his 16th birthday.
Daddy duty: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs enjoyed the tropical waters of St Barts on Wednesday with his children, here he’s keeping D’Lila safe as she tips a toe into the Caribbean
The gang’s all here: Diddy was larking about with his twins and his youngest son
Taking the hard work out of swimming! Diddy also messed around with his new toy – an electronic swimming aid
Splashing around: Diddy wore large goggles to protect his eyes from the saltwater
However he said he is proud of the way he raises his brood, who he fathered with three different women.
He said: ‘I’m very proud about the upbringing, and God has blessed me with three of the most beautiful women to raise my kids.
‘And I am – and one day if it’s right, I will get married, but I think it’s more about me being honest with myself, and me loving my children and me being there for my children.’
Combs’ first child is Justin, from a relationship with his high-school sweetheart, designer Misa Hylton-Brim.
Embarrassing dad routine: It would seem that even somebody as cool as Diddy can attempt to make his children cringe
Adventure playground: The Diddster created an inflatable wonderland for his brood
Big kid: Sean seemed to be having a jolly enough time himself
He is now attending UCLA on a scholarship, and will be playing football while there.
Kim Porter is the mother of Christian Casey Combs, 14,and twin daughters D’Lila Star Combs and Jessie James Combs, six.
Combs and Porter ended their relationship in July 2007.
Nearly there: The rapper made sure his little ones were protected by a life jacket
Making a splash: The music mogul looked happy larking around with his children
Cuddles: The big softie is devoted to his brood
And in October 2007, Combs took legal responsibility for Chance, his daughter with Sarah Chapman.
Combs owns a home in Alpine, New Jersey, which he purchased for a reported $7 million.
His winter home in Miami Beach was purchased for $14.5 million in November 2003.
Mixing business with pleasure: Diddy fitted in a meal out with fellow hip hop supremo Russell Simmons
His leading lady: Diddy heads to dinner with his daughter
Time for bed: The group head back to their ship after the evening out