Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS has apologised for failing to turn up to his scheduled performance at the Philadelphia Live 8 concert - but hasn't given a reason for his absence.

The rapper was set to join Destiny's Child, Dave Matthews Band, ALICIA KEYS, Stevie Wonder and the Black Eyed Peas at the star-studded event outside the Pennsylvania city's Museum of Art, but was a no-show.

His representative says, "He totally supports the mission of Live 8 and is sorry he couldn't attend."

The New York Daily News newspaper reports Combs was seen shopping with girlfriend Kim Porter and their son in New York's vacation spot of The Hamptons.

04/07/2005 05:19