05 Nov 2017 17:35 IST

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs changes his name to ‘Brother Love’

In 1997, Sean was known as "Puff Daddy"

Rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has gifted himself a new name on his 48th birthday.

The music mogul, who was born Sean John Combs, took to social media to announce that he has decided to once again tweak his moniker and this time he is moving from ‘Diddy’ to ’Love’ or ‘Brother Love.’

In 1997, Sean was known as “Puff Daddy.” A year later, he went back to using Sean John. In 1999, he flipped the script and started going by “Puffy.” After that, he used “PDiddy” as his professional name and more recently he’s gone with the nickname “Diddy.”

“Hey y’all. I have some very serious serious news. I’ve been praying on this. I decided that I know it’s risky and I know it’s corny to some people but I decided to change my name again.

“I’m just not who I am before. I’m something different. Some new name is Love aka Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puffy Daddy or any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love,” the 48-year-old rapper said in a video posted on Twitter.