Lil B Cosigns Diddy’s Name Change

Diddy is ready for another name change. Yesterday (May 19) the hip-hop mogul took to YouTube to announce his new moniker, “Swag.” XXLMag.com reached out to Lil B, the man arguably responsible for the term’s newfound popularity to find out his reaction to the news.

“It’s all good,” the Based God said. “Diddy is my family and we finna get in the studio! I’mma have the first feature from Swag.”

Diddy, who recently performed a show with the 2011 XXL Freshman in the Bay Area, explained his new alter-ego as so:  “I decided that I’m gonna change my name for a week in honor of my comeback,” the Dirty Money honcho said. “I’ve gone as Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, King Combs and for a week, this week only, you can call me by my new name. Swag.” [Watch here]

In celebration of Puffy’s rebirth, he also has a new twitter handle. Along with @iamdiddy fans can now catch the rap superstar at @iamswag.  —Nicole LoPresti

  • nYCE jonell

    i don’t get diddy. don’t get him at all. i guess if it gets a article written about you, then go for it

  • purvertbrotha

    WHO give a fug bout him. id ratha go to youtube or watch sara jay video or a marcy diamond video

  • http://TOMYDORSEY.NING.COM DIRT DIGGLA

    NOW DIDDY STUCK IN IT DONT GOT NO LUCK IN IT TRYNA PUT THE WHIP ON IT AND EXTRA STUFF IN IT.

  • koolkal1491

    Isnt swagg spelled with 2g’s?

    • chee

      naw swag has one g but swagger has two

  • BeatCzar

    That fool needs to get his own shit.. Hes like Don King all up on everyone limelight! Fool is wack!

  • FRANCIS NASIM

    we takin this diddy thing to 2012 billion.we dont kill,we aklways live.SWAG—SWAG SWAG SWAG–SWAG-and by the way nas boyz comin dirrty 12′ holla

  • http://www.trpmuzik.blogspot.com abdulnasir

    @iamstupid

  • Fireforreal

    Diddy use to be the man now he’s just a clown. He says the most ignorant shit the older he get’s.

  • Nigga Black

    Can lil B really have a successful career as a gay rapper with zero talent? Well, I guess it worked for nas and for drake…..wait…..are they successful? Too many wackass no talent muthafuckas thinking they can be “artists”! It’s about time people with real talent reclaim this culture….stand up!

    • OCALLDAY

      Sorry Black, you might be the only one thinking NAS has no talent as an MC, much less listing his name on the same sentence as Drake. NAS is one of the greatest MC’s to have blessed the mic. You ignorance shows through your dumb, uneducated comment.

      • Nigga Black

        You got a point about there is a big difference between Nas and lame ass drake. I just can’t stand Nas. Illmatic was the one great thing he ever did and that was close to 20 years ago.Since then it’s been a buch of retarded paranoid racist uneducated schizo crap like sly fox. Compare the work and career of Nas to that of someone like Ghostface Killah and you’ll see the huge difference. They both been around for the same time but Ghost consistently drops great albums while Nas only ever made one great (really short) album.

        • Griffin

          You speak tha truth dude. Ghost rips it errytime and NaS is on some fruity shit too.
          Is Puff gon change his name to cornball next week.

          • escobar9300

            Man you must be retarded. Nas is one of the last genuinely intelligent rappers with both flow and experience in the game. everyone thinks nas was a one trick pony with illmatic, but people were too lazy to pick up CLASSIC albums like the lost tapes and stillmatic to see dude was still as good as he ever was. And not to mention, Distant Relatives was incredibly lyrical also. You must be stupid to be sleeping on Nas.

      • Angel

        WOW.
        YOU COCKSUCKAS REALLY BE FEELING NAS.
        NAS IS A FUCKIN’ MORON AND SO ARE ALL YOU MUTHAFUCKAS THAT THINK HE’S SOME GREAT POET.

        • missPenny

          Escobar9300….you call yourself escobar9300 and have the nerve to call someone else stupid.Nas using the moniker Escobar and you adopting it too show how stupid you both are. Do you know anything about that name?

  • Shawty J

    Seriously, how isn’t the word “swag” played out by now? Everyone says that shit, it almost means nothing, now. Diddy is 41, the only thing he should be calling himself is Sean Combs.

    • 72Bred

      I thought i was the only one feeling that way… the word has been overused for sometime now….i never liked it. prefer style over swag anyday. Besides swag really is shit given to you or shit stolen.

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  • yungsoprano

    wow yalls saying nas had one good album?? all his shits classic up till his newest shit.. people are fucking retarded for real..
    illmatic-classic
    it was writeen-classic
    i am- classic
    nastradumas- not classic but still dope
    Stillmatic- are u fucking retarded CLASSIC
    gods son- classic
    and the rest are soo soo .. get your rap history up u bitch

    • Angel

      WOW.
      YOU CAN’T EVER SAY ANYTHING ABOUT NAS WITHOUT THE GAY COMMUNINTY COMIN’ OUT TO CLAIM HE’S THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS OR SOME SHIT.
      HE REALLY DID ONLY MAKE ONE GOOD ALBUM.THIS REST ARE JUST COMPLETE SHIT YOU FUCKIN’ DOUCHEBAG.
      TO QUOTE LIL’ KIM: “IF I WAS A DUDE I’D TELL Y’ALL TO SUCK MY DICK”…..ON SECOND THOUGHTS GO SUCK YOUR MAMMAS.

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  • http://XXLmag.com Leroy Love

    Swag…Fag….it all sounds the same to me. I guess I’m old skool. All this skinny jeans wearin’, letting yo pants sag to show off yo ass to other dudes is not my thang. Somebody needs to coin the phrase Feminine Rap, Sweet n Low Rap or Pu$$y A$$ Nicca Rap, cause thats what it come down to

  • mo

    more like fag

  • chloe

    lil b is funny as hell!!!!!!

  • brand-new

    whoa yungsoprano! i consider myself a big nas fan, but in no way is i am, or god’s son a classic. and to say nastradamus is “dope” is just blasphemous. even later in nas’s career he admitted himself that nastradamus was a shit sandwich. and you failed to list the lost tapes, which to many, including myself, consider to be nas’s best work post-illmatic. perhaps you should learn your history.

  • Skee Maskway

    puff, diddy, swag….whatever he calls himself, hasn’t ever had an original idea. i got shine off B.I.G. (and then he tried to get shine offa Shyne, foh) and claims whatevas current as his own. swagger is so ’03 (if not earlier) and foolz swear its brand new…..whatever happened to being fresh? smdh….

  • Juan

    the word ‘swag’ became popular when puff’s artist – Ma$e came into the scene in 97. that was when ppl really started using that term swag.talkin of Ma$e, n*gga really had an undeniable presence about him. wish we can go back to those days.

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