And don’t even try calling him Puffy, Diddy “or any other those other monikers”. From now on, it’s “Brother Love”, O.K.?
Instead the rapper chose to mark his 48th birthday by changing his name.
We’re sorry, the old Diddy can’t come to the phone right now. Why?
On the other hand, his Twitter name still reads Sean Diddy Combs. Although Combs-who was charged with four weapons-related charges-was eventually found not guilty, the tragedy left an impact on Combs. As he told MTV at the time, “I’am not doing it as serious as Prince [but] I just want something fresh”.
So … what do you think of Combs’ new nickname? P. Diddy was a household mainstay.
For what it’s worth, the new name is rather fitting for the Bad Boy Entertainment owner, who topped Forbes’ Richest in Hip-Hop of 2017 list.
As the original moniker of Combs, Puff Daddy is a classic. You can read some of the best reactions below.
Born in 1969, for his first three decades he made do with the name Sean John Combs.
Prince to the kingdom of the artists to embody the love, as he said on Twitter. “I’m rockin’ with P. Diddy now-my man Biggie gave me that name”. Making The Band would become the inspiration for the iconic Chappelle’s Show sketch that saw Chappelle, as P. Diddy, sending the cast members to far-flung NY locales for authentic Cambodian breastmilk, among other ridiculous requests.
Then in 2001 Puff became P Diddy, and in 2005 he ditched the P for the more streamlined Diddy.