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Sean Combs breathes new life into Puff Daddy

By | Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014

Puff Daddy

Sean Combs, aka P Diddy, has swapped his rap alias back to his far swaggier original one, Puff Daddy, in order to release a new LP titled ‘MMM’. At least, I think that’s what’s going on, in spite of the fact that his Twitter handle is still @iamdiddy, and Combs himself doesn’t seem very certain either. Saying that, he did change the date of his actual birthday, which I think is an indication that ‘PD’, let’s say, can and will change whatever the hell he likes, when he feels like it.

Combs released his first official solo single, ‘Can’t Hold Me Down’, as Puff Daddy in 1997, going on to make a pair of solo LPs by that name. Then in 2001 he became P Diddy, later losing the ‘P’ in 2005, a move that cost him significant damages and legal costs after London artist Richard Dearlove, who’d taken on ‘Diddy’ as his DJ name years earlier, sought a High Court injunction to stop Combs from using the moniker in the UK.

Well, never mind all that, because a) he could more than afford that lawsuit and b) apparently he always was Puff Daddy anyway.

Look now at a trailer for lead ‘MMM’ single ‘Big Homie’, which is released next week.