Just Call Him Diddy, You Dig?

Published: 2005-08-19
How many names can one man have? Quite a few, apparently, especially if you're the artist now to be formerly known as P. Diddy. That's right, Sean Combs a.k.a. Puffy a.k.a. Puff Daddy a.k.a. Sean John a.k.a Pappa Diddy Pop a.k.a. P. Diddy has informed the world that he would now liked to be called, simply, "Diddy".

In an interview on TV's The Today Show, the rapper/record mogul/fashion designer explained the move in strangely cryptic terms, stating that he "felt like the 'P' was getting between me and my fans and now we're closer".

Though it's unclear how that particular letter was holding back Diddy's career and his relationship with his audience, the man's new name and persona will be officially introduced when he hosts the upcoming MTV Music Video Awards in New York.

Attempting to clarify the change, Diddy later told the New York Post that "nobody knew what to call me. I'd notice that people were uncomfortable when I'd meet them for the first time, and then they'd ask me what they should call me. I even started to get confused myself -- and when I'd called someone on the telephone it took me a long time to explain who I was. Too long."

The solution, it seems, was simple. Another name change.

It surely won't be long before Vegas oddsmakers start taking bets on the hip-hop star's next name switch. If you're reading, Diddy, might I humbly suggest "P. Lo"? No? OK, then.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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