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Peter Okoye of the now defunct P-Square has been releasing new music under his solo name Mr. P, like the Thriller-influenced music video for "Look Into My Eyes."

He was recently in Abu Dhabi ahead of a concert as part of his "All Eyes On P" world tour.

And who happened to also be performing in the United Arab Emirates city? None other than Brother Love himself, Diddy.


Mr P posted several pics and videos of himself, Diddy and Cassie partying it up in Abu Dhabi. There's a hilarious video in which Diddy invites everyone in the room to what we presume is his concert (who knows) and the whole squad goes nuts.

"When 2 Business Moguls/Tycoon party together, y'all know it's Crazy and Lit! We are not Business Men, But We are The Business Meeeeen! 💶💸💰💴👍🏾 #BadBoyzForLife #SomethingBiggerComing," wrote Mr P on his Instagram page, promising there was something larger in the works (again, who knows).

Of course, the video ends with a shameless plug of Ciroc because what would a Diddy cameo be without that?

Check out Mr P, Diddy and Cassie in Abu Dhabi below.


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