Battle of the Diddies

March 1, 2007 / Posted by:

diddy.jpg Diddy is set to perform at Wembley Arena in the UK, but a Judge has ordered that he must drop the “Diddy” from one of his songs. A DJ named Richard “Diddy” Dearlove has already secured the rights to that name in the UK. He has been using the name professionally since 1992. Last year, he won £10,000 in damages against Diddy. Sean Combs agreed to stop using the name in the UK, however he breached the agreement last year when his album “Play” was released. In the track “The Future” Diddy uses the name again. The Judge said, “The second verse refers to Mr Combs as ‘Diddy’ as he invites the listener to ‘mainline this new Diddy heroin’. Mr Combs expressly refers to iTunes and asks the listener to ‘Download me in every resident’. He refers to his CD as ‘my CD’s in 3-D holograms’, and finally refers to his shows with the words, ‘the live show’s a hard act to follow man’. “I see this as straightforward advertisement by Mr Combs of his CD, his songs which can be downloaded from iTunes and his live shows, all under and by reference to the word ‘Diddy’. “The listener will understand he is being encouraged to buy the Press Play CD, to download the songs and that the live show is an event well worth attending.” The Judge also wants a full trial to discuss Diddy’s breach on YouTube and MySpace. DAMN! Does this ass have to change his name again?! I was just getting used to Diddy and now he’s gotta get up and change it again? He should just merge the P and Diddy. Piddy! Yeah, I like that. Poor Piddy! Source

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