Diddy Continues To Be The Low-Key Best Scammer Ever

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Or is it Sean Combs?

In 2001, the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy changed his name to P. Diddy. He told MTV at the time: “I’m not doing it as serious as Prince [but] I just want something fresh . . . I’m rockin’ with P. Diddy now—my man Biggie gave me that name.” Four years later, he dropped the "P" and streamlined his moniker to be just Diddy. He explained the move to Katie Couric on TODAY, saying he felt the "P" was coming between him and his fans. "We had to simplify it. It was, you know, doing concerts and half the crowd saying 'P. Diddy,' half the crowd chanting 'Diddy.' Now everybody can just chant 'Diddy.'" Convenience is key!

Then, in 2006, he went back to P. Diddy because a producer in the U.K. already went by that name. In 2008, he told the Daily Star that he wanted to be called Sean John. In 2011, he pulled a fast one on us all and announced that he wanted to be referred to as “Swag,” but only for a week. Then, in 2014, he came full circle and went back to his OG name, claiming that he always has been and always will be Puff Daddy.

Are you keeping up? Because this weekend he took to Twitter to announce another name change. He told his nine million fans that he wanted to be called Love—aka Brother Love. “I know it’s risky because ti could come off as corny to some people,” he said, apparently forgetting his week-long stint as Swag. And then, because he wouldn’t be Diddy/P.Diddy/Sean Combs/Puff Daddy/Swag without backtracking, just yesterday, he told everyone that he was just kidding. “You can address me by any of my older names,” he said in an Instagram video. “But if you still wannna call me Love, you can call me Love, baby. But I was only playin’.”

LOL?! Keep mixing up monikers and cutting Kardashian-Jenners out of your Instagram posts, Diddy. Your scamming, trolling, and pettiness is always appreciated.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.