The rap mogul last switched it up--from Puff Daddy to P. Diddy--in 2001, while seeking a "fresh start" after being acquitted on gun charges.
As for what brought about the latest change in moniker, the entertainer admitted that his previous name change left his fans uncertain of how to address him. "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.' "
I just . . . I mean . . . What can I say? The “P” was getting between him and his fans. It’s so obvious. I bet he’s embarrassed he ever used the “P” in the first place. What was he thinking? Nevermind the fact that his first name was “P” and his last name sounded like “Doody.” Pee Doody? You’d have to be a real asshole to keep the “P.” I mean a reeeeal asshole.