BET (Black Entertainment Television) network, a trailblazer in the world of entertainment, has become a cultural icon for African-American audiences. Established in 1980, the network has grown to become the leading provider of programming that caters to the African-American community. With a wide range of shows, including music videos, talk shows, sitcoms, dramas, and reality series, BET has become an essential platform for showcasing the talents and creativity of black artists and filmmakers. Currently, BET is owned by Paramount Global. However, that may change soon.

According to Variety, Diddy is among the list of potential buyers that want to purchase a majority stake in BET Media which includes BET, BET+, VH1, and BET Studios. A source close to the situation said that Diddy is “exploring the opportunity to purchase BET as a part of his strategy to build a Black-owned global media powerhouse.”

However, another source mentioned that Paramount is not currently in talks with Diddy or anyone else about purchasing the network. Tyler Perry and Byron Allen are also among those interested in acquiring the network.

An insider mentioned that Diddy wants BET to be black-owned again which according to him is “better for the business, for the culture and for building wealth in the Black community.” It looks like Diddy might be interested in merging BET with his own network, Revolt.


Apart from Revolt, Diddy has expanded his empire from music to film, television production, fashion, spirits, and marijuana.

Shortly after the Wall Street Journal article broke that revealed that BET was considering selling a majority stake in the network to bolster “its flagship Paramount+ streaming service and its advertiser-supported free streaming platform Pluto TV,” rumors started circulating that Perry who also owns a minority stake in BET was looking to acquire the network. Apart from Perry and Allen, the Group Black, a media company based in Miami is also looking into acquiring BET.

BET has undoubtedly left a significant impact on the African-American community since its establishment in 1980. As rumors circulate about potential buyers, it remains to be seen who will ultimately acquire the network. While Diddy, Tyler Perry, and Byron Allen are among those interested, the question remains: who will be the one to carry the torch and lead BET into the future? Stay tuned to Thirsty for news as we keep you updated on this story as it develops.

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