Diddy began in the early 1990s as a music promoter, and in the years since has broken into many other aspects of culture. He's become a music producer and performer, and has acted in such films as Monster's Ball, for which Halle Berry won a Best Actress Award.

But a series of tweets posted Wednesday had Diddy suggesting he might be entering television high society as part of British favorite Downton Abbey.

Diddy began around 4:26pm by tweeting his love for the popular program on his account, @iamdiddy: "I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows- and thats why Im so excited today @DowntonAbbey."

Twenty minutes later, he came back on with what he deemed a big announcement: "So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show," ending the tweet by saying that he would be "debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!"

What would the Dowager Countess think of that?

But if if the prospect of a Diddy guest appearance didn't already seem like a late April Fools' Day joke, WGBH, the PBS member station that hosts Masterpiece Theater, put the kibosh on any possible rumors. "Very funny," the network told Salon.com, "but it's simply not true."

"Downton Abbey" has announced that it will introduce a black character in its fourth season, a jazz singer named Jack Ross who will be portrayed by British actor Gary Carr. And the new cast already has a musician in its ranks, the New Zealand-born soprano Kiri Te Kanawa.

Diddy's name has also been in the news lately, as Danity Kane, the female singing group he formed on the show "Making The Band," announced that they would be reuniting, with no assistance from the music mogul.