07/29/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
's name to the growing list of celebrities
in the mix to replace Simon Cowell
on American Idol
The rap mogul, it seems, got a look at Cowell’s paycheck from his Idol
days … and he wants a piece of it.
“At first when were asking me if I was interested in the job I was like no ... that's not my style,” Diddy told George Lopez
on Wednesday’s Lopez Tonight
. “But once I heard what Simon makes . . . I would love
the job. I've got six kids. If I would get the same check Simon gets … we would have a ball."
Diddy joins a slew of big names that have been bandied around since the Brit announced his departure, including Justin Timberlake
, Elton John
, Bret Michaels
, Shania Twain
, Chris Isaak
and Harry Connick, Jr.
As of yet, no replacement has been announced. -- Sara Hammel