Most of you will know that the hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs started out as the rapper “Puff Daddy” when he recorded his first commercial vocal in 1997 but do you know why he changed his stage name?
He was apparently called ‘Puff’ to reflect his ‘huff and puff’ mood when he got upset.
In 2001, after a weapons and bribery charge, he changed his name from ‘Puff Daddy’ to ‘P.Diddy’. In 2005, he changed it again from ‘P.Diddy’ to just ‘Diddy’.
Unfortunately, he was unable to use the name Diddy in the UK where he is still known as P.Diddy.
For his non-musical interests, such as acting, he uses his real name Sean Combs or ‘Sean John’ for his clothing lines.
His birth name is Sean John Combs.