Brother Love? Puff Daddy? Call me what you want, says Sean Combs

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21st Annual Hollywood Film Awards – Photo Room - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 05/11/2017 - Sean Combs with his Hollywood Documentary Award for 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story'. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

November 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two days after declaring he had changed his name again, this time to Brother Love, rapper and producer Sean Combs says it was all just a joke.

Combs, 48, who has gone by the names Puffy, Diddy and Puff Daddy, made headlines over the weekend by announcing on Instagram that he would answer only to the name Brother Love.

On Monday, he backtracked.

“I was only joking,” Combs said in a new Instagram video. “I didn’t change my name. It was just part of one of my alter egos. One of my alter egos is Love.”

“You can address me by any of my older names. But if you still wanna call me Love, you can call me Love, baby. But I was only playin’,” he added.

Comb’s initial announcement caused a social media frenzy. It also prompted wrestling fans to note that the name Brother Love was already taken by former World Wrestling Entertainment star Bruce Prichard.

“Thank you everyone for helping @diddy see the light! Just so you know Puffy … I love you,” Prichard tweeted after the reversal by Combs.

Combs founded the Bad Boy Entertainment record label in 1993 that helped launch the careers of rappers like Notorius B.I.G. He has a successful Sean John fashion line and is ranked by Forbes magazine as the richest artist in hip hop.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Tom Brown)

  • Visualverbs

    Your alter ego may be ‘love’ but your base personality and overwhelmingly visible trait is dipsiht.

  • No Mas

    how about “Nikkers8888 Please!!!! ”
    who cares??????????? attention whores… all of them…

  • sanman99

    How about Richard Cranium!!!

  • 1Broke White Guy

    Is it just me? I did not realize someone could give HIMSELF a nick name. He has done this several times.

    Just a suggestion, Mr. Combs: try Narcissus Maximus

    • themoi

      You win the internet today with that one! HA!

  • SYG

    These so-called entertainer types are living in an “Alter-ego” world. What encourages them are dumb-ass people who buy their crap.

  • survivor50

    OK PUFFY…how about “VOTE OBAMA OR DIE !!!”
    Remember doing that???

  • Localdude

    just another narcissistic creep the entertainment industry propped up and advanced – as the progressives plunged into degeneracy since the 1990s. mainstream murder rape and robbery. bein a gangsta is all good! …isn’t he harassing women and gays, using the racial derogatory language in most of his releases?, most of the recordings his ‘company’ has produced? most of the videos – exploiting women and ‘people of color’? characterizing minorities in demeaning stereotypes? – the same practice in all the ‘artiests’ – he has signed and promoted?…what a joke…I guess its ‘all good’ – if your Buddy Love…or paddy diddy or whateverdudie…

  • Varangian Guard

    The worlds richest schizophrenic.

  • Joseph Crowder

    I can think of a lot of names but none of the ones he “suggested.”