Diddy Says He 'Was Only Joking' About Changing His Name to 'Brother Love'

Alexia Fernandez
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Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was only kidding about changing his name. This time.

Combs, 48, has gone by other names such as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy, Diddy, as well as the new moniker, Brother Love, he gave himself on Saturday, which also happened to be his birthday.

He continued, laughing, “But to set the record straight, because I have a lot of press to do in the next couple of weeks, you can address me by any of my older name. But, if you still wanna call me Love, you can call me Love, baby. But, I was only playing.”

In a Tweet on Saturday, the musician told fans, “Hey yo; what’s up y’all. I have some very serious, serious news.”

“I’ve been praying on this . . . 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, a.k.a. Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love.”

While the change may have been a joke, it was the fifth time Combs has announced a name change.