Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was “only joking” when he recently announced he was changing his name to Love.
On the weekend, the rapper took to social media to announce that he would be going by the Moniker Love or Brother Love from now on and would not be answering to any of his older names, such as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or Puffy.
However, on Monday he backtracked, saying he was joking all along.
“Well, ladies and gentlemen, today I’ve come to the conclusion that you cannot play around with the internet,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.
“Due to the overwhelming response from the media out there and just due to there not wanting to be any confusion, I was only joking. Okay? I didn’t change my name. It’s just part of one of my alter egos. One of my alter egos is Love.”
The caption read, “I see you can’t play with the internet (love heart) be calm. Spread LOVE.”
The star originally announced he was changing his name on his 48th birthday.
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– Written by Rekha Kulen