Diddy has legally modified his identify forward of releasing new materials.
The rapper took to Instagram yesterday (Could 4) to publish a picture of his driving licence, which revealed the complete identify “Sean Love Combs”.
Having been identified beneath varied aliases over time – together with Puff Daddy, Diddy, Puffy and Brother Love – Combs defined within the publish that the newest change alerts the beginning of “the Love period”.
“Look what I simply bought within the mail in the present day… IT’S OFFICIAL!!!” he wrote.
A second picture exhibits the artist signing his new signature with a black sharpie beneath his earlier names. You may see that add beneath.
Later, the rapper shared a scan of an official court docket doc proving that he modified his identify from Sean John Combs to Sean Love Combs. “Imma want y’all to take me severely on this one!!!” he stated, including the hashtag #TheLoveEra.
Diddy stated in 2017 that he could be altering his identify to Love (or Brother Love), and would “not be answering to any of my different monikers”. He swiftly backtracked on the thought earlier than confirming that he could be identified merely as Love going forwards.
“I by no means went again to Diddy and I made an edit from Brother Love, since I’m already black, to simply Love,” he defined. “The Brother appeared redundant. And it’s figuring out nice. Who doesn’t love Love?”.
Again in January, Combs revealed on his Instagram Tales feed that he was again within the studio engaged on new music. His newest official challenge got here out in 2015 with the mixtape ‘MMM (Cash Making Mitch)’.
‘No Approach Out 2’, a sequel to the artist’s debut album ‘No Approach Out’ (1997), was set to be launched in 2016. Diddy claimed on the time that this could be his final music earlier than he retired to deal with appearing, however the document didn’t materialise.
In the meantime, the rapper lately joined forces with Jay-Z and Nas to specific his assist for Ray McGuire in New York’s upcoming mayoral election. McGuire, who’s one of many longest-serving Black executives, has had a relationship with Combs for 30 years.