In the shock of all shocks Diddy/P.Diddy/Sean John/Sean Combsas/Puffy/PoppaDiddyPop has decided to give it all up and go back to being Puff Daddy. Or maybe he hasn’t.
While this only applies to his hip hop character (apparently his “acting” name will be his true real name). But there would be something oddly comforting about having Puffy back.
Yes, I know he’s a weak emcee. Yes, I know he’s ego-maniacal and prone to idiocy. And yes I know he “profited” from Biggie’s death. But you have to admit that when Mo Money Mo Problems comes on, you crack a smile.
There’s no way to avoid it. Something about that or “Can’t Nobody Hold me Down” strikes the chuckle chord in everyone, even the biggest haters. It’s got 1.4 million hits on YouTube, so someone out there must feel a little nostalgia watching him and Mase dance around in shiny jumpsuits.
Even before I finished writing this post, I discovered that Diddy reacted strongly to the rumors that he changed his name. He drops a couple of f-bombs in this video blog.
This is definitely not going to help his case. His little rant about being able to get up and talk to himself by whatever name he wants, and to tell himself he’s happy because “he’s rich, biatch” is both idiotic and a Chappelle-created cliche.
Now I kind of wish he had gone back to Puff Daddy.