Rapper Sean Combs – aka Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy – Reclaims Puff Daddy Moniker for New Album (Video)

Puff Daddy hasn’t been Puff Daddy since he was on trial for charges of gun possession and bribery over a decade ago

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

The world has been patiently waiting, and now Sean Combs has returned as Puff Daddy for the first time since changing his stage name to P. Diddy at the start of the new millennium.

The rapper announced the return to his roots for his upcoming album “MMM” by identifying himself as Puff Daddy in a teaser video (above) for his next single, “Big Homie,” which debuts on Mar. 31.

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Combs used the moniker for his debut album, “No Way Out,” before dropping it for P. Diddy in 2001 weeks after he was found not guilty on charges of gun possession and bribery in connection to a 1999 shooting at a New York club.

“MMM,” the artist’s first album in four years, doesn’t have a release date yet.