Sean “Puff Daddy” – “Diddy” Combs or whatever the hell he calls himself these days) has a hell of a lot to dance about right about now.
The hardest working man in hip-hop has squeezed nearly all the nectar from a peach of a career that spans over twenty years and counting.
Like gangbusters, Diddy’s raked in boatloads of cash–his net worth sits at a whopping $580 million–and his clothing empire, Sean Jean, his record label, Bad Boy, and his adult beverage line, Ciroc Vodka, are three of the most recognizable brands on God’s green earth. To say that Combs enjoys the high-life would be a massive understatement. He personifies it–eats, sleeps, and drinks it (hell, he even wipes his bum with it).
Diddy’s music network, Revolt — which economists project will thrust him into the billionaire’s club — just launched last Monday. And to illustrate his new ‘multi-cultural, multi-genre’ channel, Diddy gamely took on different dances on Friday’s Ellen. The music mogul – who turns 44 next month – moonwalked, cabbage patched, hula danced, and twerked his way through DeGeneres’ talk show challenge.
‘I lost a lot of street cred in the ‘hood for doing that,’ the three-time Grammy winner said after shaking his derriere like Miley Cyrus. ’I need more applause!’
Diddy won the challenge after the 55-year-old host did her versions of Gangnam style, belly dancing, and walking like an Egyptian. As the pair sat down, Ellen asked him which name he was going by these days – Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, or Diddy?
‘I have a problem with that and I have admitted to it,’ the Bad Boy for Life rapper said.
‘I’ve been calling myself in the third person as celebrities do at times because we’re crazy, and we just think we have the right to do that, which we don’t.’
He continued: ‘I’ve been in the Puff Daddy spirit, because I’m launching this network and I had to go back to my roots of aggression and intensity and relentlessness. It’s not technically a name change. It [sic] just I’m channeling one of my previous alter egos.’
Read more at Daily Mail.
Watch Diddy dance and ‘twerk’ for Ellen:
Combs explains the difference between “Diddy” and “Puff Daddy:”