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P. Diddy Returns to Being Puff Daddy

Sean P. Diddy wants to be known as Puff Daddy again.

The rap mogul - real name Sean Combs - announced in 2001 that he had changed his stage name to P. Diddy, but started using the moniker he was best known by in the late '90s again this week, as he took to Twitter to share a teaser for his upcoming video "Big Homie," in which he introduces himself as Puff Daddy.

The 44-year-old star, who is gearing up to release his first album in four years, titled MMM, this year, hit back at fans for criticizing him for making another name change and insisted he's simply going back to the name he has "always used." Addressing the issue on Monday, the record producer tweeted, "For the record, I did not change my name. I always have been and always will be PUFF DADDY! 😊 Be cool Man lol #MMM #BigHomie RT!!!! [sic]." He later asked, "#DIDDYORDADDY ???"

The rapper, who is also sometimes referred to by friends as Puff or Puffy, decided to change his name 13 years ago after he was acquitted on gun-possession and bribery charges in New York City.

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Ne-Yo Issues Plea to Adele

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Ne-Yo is desperate to work with Adele. The "Let Me Love You" hitmaker wants to get in the studio with the pregnant "Someone Like You" singer when she is "done having babies" and insists she is at the very top of a huge list of musicians he would love to work with in his career.

"There is a list a mile long of people I want to work with, I just don't have the time. But top of that list right now is definitely Adele. I think she's pregnant right now so she's got some time away, but Adele, as soon as you get done having babies and doing all that then let me know, we need to get in the studio."

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Dr. Dre Named Hip-Hop’s Highest Earner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Industry News, Hip-Hop & Rap,

Dr. DreDr. Dre has been named hip hop's highest earner.

The rap mogul may still not have released his long-awaited Detox, album but he made an estimated $110 million last year, largely thanks to his Beats by Dr. Dre headphone collection, which saw him earn $100 million when HTC bought a 51 per cent stake in the company for $300 million.

P. Diddy was ranked second on the list with $45 million, with a huge percentage of his income coming from his share of profits for Diageo's Ciroc vodka, while third-placed Jay-Z brought in more than half of his $38 million through business deals including ownership stakes in cosmetics company Carol's Daughter, the Brooklyn Nets and a joint venture with Duracell.

Former Def Jam President Kevin Liles - who now manages a number of hip-hop artists - says it is typical for his acts to make a lot of their money from endorsements:

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