As the internet scrambled to make sense of the casting news, the network denied Diddy's claim, saying “It’s simply not true.”
We're not sure why the musician is toying with our emotions, but he sure does seem excited:
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!
— Diddy (@iamdiddy) May 15, 2013
I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows- and thats why Im so excited today @downtonabbey
Diddy made sure to hammer home the point with his new Twitter background:
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