Sean "Puffy" Combs, "Puff Daddy", "P-Diddy" no more - just call him "Diddy" was a blurb in the Philadelphia Metro this am. I figured OK it is after all the free news that can be found on almost every street corner and subway station, emphasis on the free. It wasn't until I watched the Daily Show this evening when it became clear to me just how 'big' this news was. The beginning clip of the show was "Diddy" on a Today Show interview with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer giving an explanation for the new name.
"I felt like the 'P' was getting between me and my fans and now we're closer," Diddy said.
"During concerts, half the crowd is saying 'P. Diddy'--half the crowd is chanting 'Diddy'--now everybody can just chant 'Diddy.' "
He confessed that his unwieldy name was even starting to befuddle him.
"I even started to get confused myself--and when I'd called someone on the telephone it took me a long time to explain who I was. Too long," Diddy told the New York Post.
"One word. Five letters. Period," he added.
Well I don't know about you but I am glad we have cleared that up.