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Sean 'Diddy' Combs Officially Files to Legally Change His Name

Photo: Mario Anzuoni

Sean 'Diddy' Combs is once again changing his name.

Perhaps still best known as Puff Daddy, Combs changed his name to P Diddy in 2001, following his acquittal on charges of gun possession and bribery. He subsequently released records as Diddy – having also used Puffy in the past – before announcing in 2014 that he was reverting to Puff Daddy.

The Bad Boy founder, 49, submitted a petition in Los Angeles County court Wednesday to officially change his legal name from Sean John Combs to Sean Love Combs.

The petition lists “a desire to change middle name” as the music exec’s only reason for the move.

In 2017, however, Diddy revealed that he had plans to go by “Brother Love” or simply “Love.”

“I’ve been praying on this and I decided — I know it’s risky because it could come off as corny to some people — I decided to change my name again,” he said. “I’m just not who I am before, I’m something different. So my new name is Love aka Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy — any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love.”



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