This post was written by regular Friday blogger Annie Reid.
(Emphasis added – it’s all about language, isn’t it?) From IMDB:
Rap mogul Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs has unveiled his new stage moniker – he wants to be called just Diddy. Combs – who changed his name from Puff Daddy and Puffy before adopting the name P. Diddy in 2001 – announced his moniker change in New York City yesterday. He tells MTV News, “It’s five letters, one word. The name is changed. We made it simpler. We removed the P. The P was getting in between us. We’re entering the age of Diddy. A lot of my peeps in music been calling me Diddy, so it’s not a drastic change for them. But people around the world didn’t know what to call me. We was at (Madison Square Garden) rocking with Jay-Z. The last time I was there, half the crowd was chanting ‘P Diddy’, half the crowd chanting ‘Diddy’. We gonna stop the confusion. ‘Diddy. Diddy, Diddy!’ Simple. To the point and it sounds strong. It sounds like something is about to happen. It sounds like something is about to go down in history.” Combs plans a special “unveiling of Diddy” ceremony when he hosts the MTV Video Music Awards in Miami on August 28. He adds, “You gonna see that in the entrance. You gonna see that swagger. You gonna see how I’m gonna navigate you through the journey.”
As my friend Kelly says, if only he’d just shorten it down to the “did” and be done with it.
UPDATE: A regular reader writes in with the delightful information that in the parlance of twelve-year old schoolboys in Ireland, “diddy” is slang for a big ol’ TIT. Thanks Paul! Turns out lots of posts today are about diddy!