The hip-hop mogul, recently named the worlds highest-earning celebrity, said he would not be answering to any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love
Rapper and entrepreneur Sean Combs has announced he is changing his name to Love.
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.
Hes now announced on Twitter which still has his name listed as Sean Diddy Combs that hes renouncing all his previous nicknames. Ive been praying on this and I decided I know its risky because it could come off as corny to some people I decided to change my name again, he said. Im just not who I am before, Im 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.
Combs last full-length release was in 2015, with the mixtape MMM, but he is gearing up to release No Way Out 2, the sequel to his 1997 debut. Hes described it as his final album, and that he is planning to devote 100% of my time to doing films after its release.
Despite not releasing much music of late, his business empire which includes brands such as DeLeon tequila made him the worlds highest earning celebrity this year according to Forbes, above Beyonc Knowles and JK Rowling, with an estimated $130m before taxes.