P DIDDY joined RUN DMC stars REVEREND RUN and DARRYL McDANIEL to pay tribute to Barry White, Gregory Hines and Jam Master Jay at last night's (28AUG03) MTV Video Music Awards.

Diddy took to the stage wearing a white T-shirt with 'Remember Barry White' on the front and 'Remember Gregory Hines' on the back and then introduced the pioneering rap duo to pay tribute to their slain bandmate.

Reverend Run, real name JOSEPH SIMMONS, urged fans to stop speculating about Jam Master Jay's murder and concentrate on their own mortality.

He said, "We should be more concerned about why we're still here."

McDaniel added, "Everyone in here still got a lot of work to do."

29/08/2003 07:40