Two of our most beloved 90’s hip-hop icons are resurrecting their brands. Who are we talking about? Only the two biggest stars of the 2000’s: Diddy and Lil’ Kim.
Where do we begin? Sean “Diddy” Combs has changed his name, again. In honor of his 48th birthday, Mr. Combs has chosen not one but two brand new names, Love aka Brother Love. In a video announcement Brother Love states, “It could come off as corny to some people. I decided to change my name again. I’m just not who I am before. I’m something different. So my new name is Love aka Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers.”
Don’t be too shocked. In case you forgot (or didn’t know), Brother Love changes names almost as often as he drops hot albums. In 2001, then known as “Puff Daddy,” he modified his name to P. Diddy, a moniker he was affectionately given by his slain mentee and friend, The Notorious B.I.G. In 2014, after fans finally got used to to calling him Diddy, Love went back to embracing his original hashtag, Puff Daddy. Love has never taken legal steps to permanently change any of these names on official records. So we’ll just wait a few years and see what’s next.
That’s not the only thing folks are buzzing over. After a 12-year hiatus, The Queen Bee, aka Lil Kim, is ready to release her fifth studio album. In
Diddy Love fashion, she took to Twitter to unveil the single (check it out below) that’s kicking off her big comeback.
The Brooklyn native’s latest project received a royal response—it didn’t hurt that she sparked excitement by announcing a collaboration with Remy Ma on a song called “Wake Me Up.”
Looks like Bad Boy’s home team is ready to rumble. Fans are ready, too.