Diddy has debuted one more title change, and this one is legally binding.
The rapper, 51, introduced that he’s not Sean John Combs as a result of he legally modified his title to Sean Love Combs. The New York native shared a picture of his Florida driver’s license with the title in addition to what seems to be the authorized paperwork for the change.
“Look what I simply acquired in the mail right this moment… 🖤💫✨⚡️IT’S OFFICIAL!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE ERA,” he captioned the photograph of his license in May 2021.
In a separate put up, he shared the court docket order declaring his title change. “Imma want y’all to take me severely on this one!!!” he wrote with the hashtag “The Love Era.”
The artist first introduced his new title in November 2017.
“I’ve been praying on this and I do know it is dangerous as a result of it may come off corny to some folks, however I’ve determined to vary my title once more,” he revealed in a video on social media at the time. “I’m simply not who I [was] earlier than. I’m one thing completely different. So my new title is ‘Love’ — aka ‘Brother Love.'”
He added that his previous names are going out the window. “I cannot be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my different monikers however ‘Love’ or ‘Brother Love,'” he mentioned.
Fans know that this is not his first and even second time that the artist previously often known as Diddy has modified his stage title, although it could be his first authorized title swap.
Puffy began out as a childhood nickname for Love. He used to “huff and puff” when he misplaced his mood, and the moniker caught on. He even used it on his earliest musical releases, Complex stories.
Though he was credited as Puffy in the early ’90s, he was additionally being credited as Puff Daddy on sure albums. By his personal official timeline posted to Instagram in May 2021, he considers 1995 the Puffy period and 1996 the starting of the Puff Daddy period.
After releasing 1997’s No Way Out and 1999’s Forever as Puff Daddy, it was time for one thing completely different.
“No extra Puff Daddy — the first week in June we’re gonna have a reputation change ceremony,” he instructed MTV in March 2001. “I’m not doing it as severe as Prince [but] I simply need one thing recent … I’m rockin’ with P. Diddy now — my man Biggie gave me that title.”
After changing into P. Diddy, the performer seen followers weren’t chanting his title in unison, so he wished to make their lives simpler.
“I felt the ‘P’ was getting in between me and my followers,” he defined on Today in 2005. “We needed to simplify it. It was, you already know, doing concert events and half the crowd saying, ‘P. Diddy,’ half the crowd chanting ‘Diddy.’ Now all people can simply chant ‘Diddy.'”
The title caught, however he could not legally launch albums underneath Diddy. He needed to launch 2006’s Press Play as P. Diddy after a lawsuit from DJ Richard “Diddy” Dearlove.
While stage names are utilized in his music profession, the artist’s clothes line is Sean John, named for his first and center names. It is not clear if the way of life firm may rebrand as Sean Love.
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