Sean “Diddy” Combs was serious about changing his name when he announced plans to do so a while back. Fans may recall that two years ago on Nov. 4, 2017, his 48th birthday, the music mogul said on video that he changed his name to Love or Brother Love.
Now, according to reports, he’s legally changed his name to Sean Love Combs and replaced his middle name John.
The name change was done through the Los Angeles County courts, but Combs didn’t have to be in the courtroom when his new name became official.
“No appearance is necessary. The petition will be granted,” read a court order, according to The Blast.
After Combs posted that 2017 video, he filed the petition through celebrity attorney Laura Wasser in late 2019 and told the court his decision had to do with a “Desire to change middle name.”
In that 2017 video, the Bad Boy founder went into detail about why he wanted to change his name, which had to do with going through a personal metamorphosis.
“I have some very serious, serious news,” said the New York native. “I’ve been praying on this and I’ve decided. I know it was risky ’cause I knew I could come off as corny to some people. … I decided to change my name again. I’m just not who I am before. I’m something different. So my new name is Love, aka Brother Love.”
“I will not be answering to Puffy Diddy, Puff Daddy or any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love,” he added.
Throughout his career, Combs has called himself Puff Daddy, then P. Diddy, which he said The Notorious B.I.G. gave him, then he just went by Diddy.
But it seems the music executive caused confusion nearly six years ago after saying he never really changed his name.
“For the record, I did not change my name. I always have been and always will be PUFF DADDY!” tweeted Combs in March 2014.