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Diddy Mistaken at Art Basel for Kanye West

Diddy and Kanye West
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A case of mistaken identity? Diddy is one of hip-hop’s biggest names but he was mistaken for another superstar this week at Miami’s Art Basel. PageSix shares that the Bad Boy honcho was confused for none other than Kanye West!

Art dealer and collector Jeffrey Deitch apparently bumped into Diddy and thought he was speaking to ‘Ye. “Jeffrey said, ‘Hi, Kanye . . .,’ then immediately realized he’d made a mistake, and looked absolutely mortified,” claimed a source. How did Diddy take the slip of the tongue? The source said, “There was a moment while everybody held their breath, then Diddy burst out laughing. He took it really well.”

Deitch relayed the story to Page Six later, “There was a big crowd gathered at the entrance to an art fair booth. I asked the dealer what the commotion was about and she said, ‘Kanye is here.’ I could only see the person from the back, and went over to say ‘Hi Kanye’. To my great embarrassment, it turned out to be P Diddy. He thought it was very funny, especially since we had spent several hours together visiting my street art show in Los Angeles.”

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