These days, Kasim Reed is busy preparing to become Atlanta’s mayor. Years ago at Howard University, he had his hands full keeping Sean Combs out of trouble.
“In college I was known for being extra wild,” the artist, known these days as Diddy, told Buzz during a Thursday afternoon interview. “Kasim was one of the guys who said, come here. That’s the way he always was in school.”
Diddy, whose latest project, “Last Train to Paris,” will be released next year, was reminiscing from a 12th floor suite at the downtown W on stop to promote Ciroc vodka (we found a recipe online for the “Ciroc Diddy,” a cocktail made with one and a half parts Ciroc and three parts lemonade. Here’s a photo of the libation, from allrecipes.com).
Thursday evening Diddy and Reed and about 15 associates retired to the private dining room at BLT Steak, enjoying short ribs and NY strip steaks.
In the days before this month’s run-off between Reed and Mary Norwood (who’s called for a recount following the very close results) Diddy repeatedly tweeted support for Reed. As tight as they are, the artist said his old college buddy never traded on their friendship.
“It was personal for me,” Diddy said. “He really knows me, but he never asked for my help.”