Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has shared a photograph of his driver’s license to show he has formally modified his center name to Love.
The “I’ll Be Missing You” hitmaker – who has beforehand been recognized by varied different monikers together with Puff Daddy and P. Diddy – has confirmed off an image of his driver’s license, revealing he has dropped John from his authorized name.
Alongside an Instagram put up that includes his license and one other picture of him writing “Love” inside a coronary heart alongside completely different variations of his signature, he wrote: “Look what I just got in the mail today… IT’S OFFICIAL!!! WELCOME TO THE LOVE ERA.(sic)”
He additionally shared an extract from a court docket doc – which was dated 21 January 2020 – in a second Instagram put up and wrote: “Imma need y’all to take me seriously on this one!!! #TheLoveEra LOVE (sic)”
The 51-year-old rapper first filed a petition in Los Angeles in 2019 for the name change, however two years earlier than then, he introduced on Twitter he’d determined he wished to be often known as Brother Love.
He declared in November 2017: “I decided to change my name again! My new name is LOVE aka Brother Love. #TakeDat (sic)”
In an accompanying video, he mentioned: “Hey what’s up y’all? I have some very, very serious news.
“I’ve been praying on this, and I decided — I know it’s risky, it could come off as corny to some people, like yo — I decided to change my name again.
“I’m simply not who I’m earlier than. I’m one thing completely different. So my new name is Love, AKA Brother Love.
“I cannot be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my different monikers however Love or Brother Love, okay?
“It’s my birthday, I really feel good. God is the best, I give all of the glory, and I thank my momma and daddy.”
But two days later, he insisted he was “solely joking” and was simply introducing a new “alter ego”.
He said: “Due to the overwhelming response to the media on the market, and simply to not wanting there to be any confusion, I used to be solely joking. I did not change my name.
“It was just part of one of my alter egos, and one of my alter egos is Love.
“To set the file straight, as a result of I’ve lots of press to do within the subsequent couple weeks, you’ll be able to deal with me by any of my older names, however when you nonetheless wanna name me Love, you’ll be able to name me Love, child. But I used to be solely taking part in.”