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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Sean "Diddy" Combs attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City.

Diddy is a man of many names which he explained on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on the The Late Late Show Thursday (April 20). The rapper has been called “Puff Daddy,” “P. Diddy,” “Puffy,” most recently, “Love,” and his birth name “Sean Combs” over the years but according to him only two people are allowed to call him “Sean.”

Those two people are his mother Janice Combs and Jay-Z.

“We call each other Sean,” Diddy revealed about fellow emcee and native New Yorker Shawn Carter before adding, “There’s not a single person outside of my mother that should be calling me Sean.”

“You can call me any of the approved names,” Diddy told Corden.

He then explained a little backstory behind his many aliases: “I was born Puffy and then I became P. Diddy. Then they called me Diddy because I was so pretty. And then Puff Daddy and then I became who I am now, which is Love. L-O-V-E, not Brother Love, just Love.”

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Corden then asked Diddy to make him a cool nickname and the rapper dubbed him “Love” as well. “We’re both Love, we’re both trying to have fun,” he said.

Later in the episode Corden and Diddy talked about the father-of-seven welcoming in the latest edition to the Combs family whose name is “Love Sean Combs.” Diddy announced that he had a seventh child at the beginning of the year.

“I’m so blessed to welcome my baby girl Love Sean Combs to the world,” wrote Combs, who did not share the identity of the baby’s mother. “Mama Combs, Quincy, Justin, Christian, Chance, D’Lila, Jessie and myself all love you so much! God is the Greatest!”

Baby Love’s mother is reportedly a 28-year-old cyber security specialist named Dana Tran.

Take a look at Diddy’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden below:

Diddy: All The Businesses He Owns

  • Bad Boy Records

    Bad Boy Records was founded in 1993 by Diddy. It has since been a staple in hip-hop for over 20 years and has helped cultivate the careers of Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Mario Winans, New Edition, Danity Kane, and many more. Some artists currently on their roster are two of Diddy’s sons Quincy Brown and Christian “King” Combs, as well as Cassie, French Montana, and himself.

  • Capital Prep Harlem

    Diddy is a proud Harlem native and one of his newest business ventures has been giving back. The rapper co-founded Capital Prep Harlem with Dr. Steve Perry in 2015. Perry founded Capital Prep Magnet School, located in Hartford, CT, in 2005 and was later implemented in Harlem. Capital Prep Harlem offers students an elite education starting from grade six all the way to their senior year of high school. Since this model was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 2005, it has sent 100% of its predominantly low-income first-generation graduates to college.

  • Combs Wines & Spirits (Cîroc Ultra Premium & Deleón Tequila)

    Under Combs Wines and Spirits, Diddy has partnered with Diageo’s Cîroc and Deleön Tequila. Diddy handles the marketing for Cîroc Ultra-Premium Vodka and co-owns Deleön Tequila since 2013 and 2014 respectively.

  • Sean John


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    Sean John is Diddy’s fashion and lifestyle brand that launched in 1998. The brand is a staple in hip-hop fashion having created major fashion moments with velour tracksuits, baggy jeans, oversized shirts and terrycloth headbands. In 2021, Diddy got his brand back in a $7.55 million bid at an auction to save Sean John from bankruptcy. In a written statement to Forbes, Diddy said, “I launched Sean John in 1998 with the goal of building a premium brand that shattered tradition and introduced Hip Hop to high-fashion on a global scale. Seeing how streetwear has evolved to rewrite the rules of fashion and impact culture across categories, I’m ready to reclaim ownership of the brand, build a team of visionary designers and global partners to write the next chapter of Sean John’s legacy.”

  • REVOLT TV & Media/ REVOLT Films

    REVOLT TV & Media is a “multi-genre, multi-platform network offers breaking music news, videos, artist interviews, exclusive performances, and original programming,” the site reads. The company primarily focuses on hip-hop culture and entertainment with the tagline “unapologetically Black.” REVOLT Films is a subsidiary of the aforementioned company which focuses on production. REVOLT Films produced UNDEFEATED, which won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2012, and DOPE which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at The Sundance Film Festival in 2015. According to the site, the production company currently has six feature film projects and three TV programs in various stages of development.

  • AQUAhydrate

    AQUAhydrate is a lifestyle beverage company where Diddy is an active investor and board member. The beverage company differs from the average water bottle you might pick up as it is “supplemented with all natural electrolytes and trace minerals and then elevated to an alkaline pH of over 9 using electrolysis,” the site reads. Actor Mark Wahlberg also sits on the board alongside Diddy.

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