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'Welcome to the Love Age,' Sean 'Diddy' Combs Changes His Middle Name

Sean Combs' name changes more often than any of us search our spam files.

Since the 1990s, the hip-hop veteran has kept his followers guessing with a never-ending game of name-change roulette. Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Puffy, and just plain old Diddy were all there.

Another round is coming up, with Combs changing his middle name to "Love."

Do you want proof? Diddy uploaded a photo of his Florida driver's license, which shows his full legal name (and height, to remove all mystery).

"Take a look at what I received in the mail today... It's been verified!!! "He is a writer. "Welcome to the age of passion."

Sean John Combs, the three-time Grammy Award winner and producer of the Revolt TV network, was born in New York City in 1969. Puff Daddy was his stage name when he first joined the rap game. Then he was P. Diddy, before dropping the P and becoming "Diddy," which was later extended to include the group Diddy—Dirty Money.

He announced his new name, Love, as in Brother Love, in 2017. He said at the time, "I will not be responding to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers."

“I'm just not who I was before,” he said, explaining his rationale for the new move. “I'm a one-of-a-kind individual.”

Press Play, his sixth and most recent studio album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2006. "Watcha Gon' Do?" from 2017, which featured the late Notorious B.I.G. and Rick Ross, was his last single as a lead artist. Last year, at the Pre-Grammy Gala And Salute To Industry Icons in Los Angeles, Combs accepted the 2020 Industry Icon trophy.