BlogAugust 17, 2005 1:30 PM ET

fluff daddy

So I just read this morning that Puff Daddy has once again changed his name. Instead of his current moniker, P. Diddy, he now wants to use just Diddy. I'm not sure what's more disturbing - the fact that he's doing this, or that fact that there was an entire press release devoted to this revelation. Here's his explanation for the whole thing: "I felt like the 'P' was getting between me and my fans and now we're closer." Say what? I don't get it. Regardless, Diddy plans to unveil his new name at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards on August 28th, which he is hosting: "To be honest, the unveiling of Diddy, you gonna see that at the [Video Music Awards]," he told MTV News. "You gonna see that in the entrance. You gonna see that swagger. You gonna see how I'm gonna navigate you through the journey." Again... what the fuck is he talking about? I'm going to stop wearing my Sean John shirt in protest.

I still don't understand why this guy is even a star. What has he ever done? He worked for a record label, then hung out with Biggie Smalls... Biggie dies... then, suddenly Puff Daddy has an entire music and clothing empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars. What did I miss? To top it off, he inexplicably changes his name from Puff Daddy to P. Diddy. Nobody in the media even batted an eye. Out of respect, they just started calling him P. Diddy... no questions asked. I'm sure he had a bunch of lawyers call MTV and say something like: "Ok, Sean is no longer Puff Daddy. He is P. Diddy. From this point forward you are legally restricted from referring to Sean as Puff Daddy, Puff, Daddy, Puff Puff, Daddy Puff, Daddy Puff Daddy, and Cocoa Puff Daddy. He is to be referred to (in all audio, copy, and imagery) as P. Diddy. Failure to comply will result in our client refusing future video, interview and comment requests from your network, which will ultimately result in ruin for MTV, Viacom, and all subsidiaries." MTV was like... "Ok, cool!. Done!"

I don't know why I care, but this shit really pisses me off.


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ihavegas_ 8/17/2005 11:06:46 AM

he said that ... at a concert it was hard for people to chant "P . DIDDY" so its easier for the fans to chant DIDDY than P.DIDDY hah

tony_ 8/17/2005 11:20:39 AM

waaaaaaaaaaaaack

silly billy_ 8/17/2005 1:25:39 PM

i really love this blog

anonymous 8/17/2005 2:45:38 PM

is that a Killswitch Engage tattoo?

peet_ 8/17/2005 3:27:05 PM

that can't be fckin real...

rat_ 8/17/2005 3:52:25 PM

someone is pretty good at photoshop

tml_ 8/17/2005 4:11:53 PM

i heard he got a cool million for those acne infomerical

xfathersgunx_ 8/17/2005 4:40:34 PM

of course that tattoo isnt real you jackass gays!

anonymous 8/17/2005 5:45:26 PM

you said it yourself that you wear sean john. you made him a multi millionaire and thats why hes a star.

lambgoat_ 8/17/2005 7:36:32 PM

i was kidding... i don't wear Sean John you fool

d4n_ 8/17/2005 9:58:52 PM

what the fck was the point of that killswitch engage thing, that band is worse than p diddy

john_doe_ 8/18/2005 9:22:22 AM

personally, i think it's just a reflection of how quickly trends come and go in hip-hop and rap. it seems like every other month, there's a new hot rapper and whoever was hot last month is gone. artists have no staying power except for maybe a handful. so whatever the hell that guy's name is needs to re-create himself every year to keep up w/ the times. sorta like madonna. look at the longevity of her career. she recreates herself every few years. she's recreated herself into a mom now and write

edgehog_ 8/18/2005 10:56:16 AM

fck yeah webby. i don't give a rat's ass what that guy does, but when it becomes "news" and i can't get away from it, and you figure there is some actual news story that is now buried, serious wtf moment

Diddy Photomaster _ 8/18/2005 4:24:17 PM

You don't have to be pretty good at PhotoShop to overlay a Killswitch logo on someones chest. Thats PS V4.0

ny_sucks_ 8/18/2005 6:55:17 PM

There wasn't a press conference. There was a scripted press conference show for the commercial advertising the music awards. He is hosting them and mtv does various commercials with the host in them and this just happened to be one of them. It was trying to be funny etc

makaveli_ 8/18/2005 9:44:13 PM

diddy>webmaster

xpissangelx_ 8/19/2005 12:44:20 PM

why we should a respect him: he fcked j-lo in the ass and then told her to leave

keiser_ 8/19/2005 3:16:51 PM

shut up and go to coalesce in wilkes barre saturday.

d4n_ 8/20/2005 4:07:08 AM

yeah i still haev respect for him for doing jlo and shooting some girl in the face

Ryan Mc_ 8/21/2005 11:19:11 AM

Hip Hop has become almost as stagnant and recycled as hardcore. Yeah Puffy is a gay, but how long do you think it will be before Matt Shadows starts holding confrences to tells us what eyeliner he is wearing on the next record. I miss Botch and Ink&Dagger.

ghetto_paul_ 8/23/2005 10:35:45 AM

Sean Combs is one of the most brilliant businessmen in the music industry. He's not that musically talented, but the man has an inate ability to make money. By this point he could put out a line of "urban assless chaps" and they'd probably sell.

olas_ 8/29/2005 1:36:00 AM

This is the most pathetic blog entry i've ever seen. wow, a metal head complaining about something he knows nothing about in an unintelligent and uneducated manner. It's like reading a Jay Leno joke. I'd rather listen to Diddy.

flex_ 9/19/2005 6:54:24 AM

A puff is a bordel in german. A place where man go to pay money to get a favor by an ugly russian prostitute