What’s in a name anyway?
For business mogul and music pioneer Sean “Diddy” Combs, it all hinges on one word: love.
The 51-year-old super-producer revealed on Monday that he changed his middle name to his first name “John,” for which Combs launched his famous Sean John clothing line in 1998 and then sold a controlling stake to Global Brands. Group in 2016 – to “Love,” which he told fans to refer to him as in recent years.
Combs posted a photo of his newly acquired driver’s license on Instagram, which indeed shows the official name change.
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“Look what I just got in the mail today… 🖤💫✨⚡️” he captioned the Florida ID photo that tells the world the hip-hop star is too. a “safe driver”.
” IT’S OFFICIAL !!! WELCOME TO THE AGE OF LOVE, ”Combs added in the caption.
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“Diddy don’t wait in the DMV lines,” rap legend Fabolous commented on the Combs post with many other famous friends welcoming the New York Florida native. “
“Officially ‘Love’ and officially a FLORIDA Boy! Grammy Award-winning producer Bryan Michael-Cox wrote, while Combs Enterprises brand manager Deon Graham joked that all Diddy lacked were “dreads and golds. [front teeth]. »
In a follow-up Instagram post, Combs, who previously dated Jennifer Lopez in 1999 and into the new millennium before going their separate ways in 2001, added a photo of the court decree that causes the name to change in stone.
“I’m going to need you to take me seriously on this one !!! 🙏🏿 #TheLoveEra LOVE, ”Combs wrote in a caption.
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Combs had previously said in honor of his 48th birthday that he would change his name to Brother Love, a position that did not suit some WWE fans at the time.
“I decided to change my name again! My new name is LOVE aka Brother Love. #TakeDat »it said on twitter in November 2017.
“Hey, what’s up? I have some very, very serious news, ”he said in a beach video accompanying the tweet. “I prayed for it, and I decided – I know it’s risky, it might sound corny to some people, like you – I decided to change my name again.
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He then retracted after a quick reaction on social media.
“Well, ladies and gentlemen, today I came to the conclusion that you can’t play the internet,” Combs said at the time. “Due to the overwhelming response from the media and just because I didn’t want any confusion, I was just kidding. OKAY? I haven’t changed my name. It’s just part of one of my alter egos. “
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Combs filed a petition in Los Angeles to change his middle name to “Love” in 2019 and now, as an established Florida resident, Love is officially in the air.