Diddy switches name to “Poofy”

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005 - 12:31 pm PDT

Just one day after announcing his decision to drop the “P.” from his name and be known simply as “Diddy”, the rapper-producer- clothing designer said he would now like to be known instead as as “Poofy”. The second name change in as many days has confused many, but the entertainer defended his actions, saying, “‘Diddy’ was a name that served me well, but it doesn’t capture who I am today.” Poofy, who has previously gone by stage names “Puffy”, “Puff Daddy”, and “P. Diddy” is putting the finishing touches on his next album titled Sean Combs Is My Name.