The music mogul chooses pie over cake.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017

Rapper, mogul and grape-based vodka promoter, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs doesn’t throw any old 46th birthday party. The star-studded guest list at his Beverly Hills bash included Kanye West, Jay Z, Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kourtney Kardashian in a sheer lace bodysuit—a Jonas brother even made an appearance. But the real star of the party was the dessert. In true bad boy style, Diddy rebelled against traditional cake, opting for a 30-inch apple pie made by chef Matt Antoun of Los Angeles’s Modern Art Catering. Two waiters carried out the massive pastry, which Mr. Combs made sure to pair with his new apple-flavored Cîroc.

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