Diddy arguably is one of the kings of name changes, but this time around it looks like the adjustment was officially made on paper.
Monday (May 3), Diddy, formerly called Puff Daddy, Puffy, Puff and P. Diddy, but was born Sean John Combs, shared via Instagram a copy of what appears to be a legal document changing his middle name from John to Love. The name change decree, dated November 21, 2020, is signed – presumably by a judge – and indicates the court’s approval of the change. The CEO of Bad Boy Records now goes legally through Sean Love Combs.
He captioned the IG’s post, “I’m going to have to take myself seriously on this one !!!”
This conversation stems from the fact that Puffy shared a copy of his new Florida driver’s license, which also bears his new name. The identity also reveals that Puff is a resident of Miami Beach’s lavish and gated Star Island community.
A moment of apparent celebration for the hip-hop pioneer, Diddy expressed enthusiasm for his new government issued ID card. “Look at what I just received in the mail today … 🖤💫✨⚡️ IT’S OFFICIAL !!! WELCOME TO THE AGE OF LOVE,” he wrote next to the photo of the license.
Back in November 2017, Diddy revealed to the world his decision to change his name on his 48th birthday.
In a video posted to social media on November 4, 2017, Puff said, “Ayo, what’s up? I have some very serious news. I prayed about it and decided… I know that it’s risky and it might seem cheesy to some people. Like, yo… I decided to change my name again. I’m just not who I am before. I’m something different. So my new name is Love aka Brother Love. I won’t respond to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy or any of my other nicknames but Love or Brother Love. OK? “
The caption of the post read: “I have decided to change my name again! My new name is LOVE aka Brother Love. #TakeDat.”
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