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P. Diddy Spoofs 'Downton Abbey' in Funny or Die Video

May 16, 2013 (9:46 am) GMT
The 'I Need a Girl' hitmaker claims he's the first black actor cast on the period drama series, playing Lord Wolcott who is the new owner of Downton Abbey.

When tweeted that he's joining the cast of "", he actually meant a parody version of the British series. After creating a buzz with his statement which has been debunked by PBS, the rapper's spoof of the hit series makes its way out via Funny or Die.

In the video, the New York-born artist claims he's cast as the first black character on the Julian Fellowes-created series. He introduces himself as Lord Wolcott, the new owner of Downton Abbey. He somehow manages to get inserted into scenes featuring other real characters.

Diddy previously caused confusion when he posted on his Twitter, "MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!" but PBS claimed, "It's simply not true."

The "Last Night" hitmaker didn't bother to straight things up and it only becomes clear when the parody video is eventually released online.

The real "Downton Abbey" will only return with the fourth season January 5, 2014 on PBS in the U.S.



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