11/4/1969, Harlem, New York, USA

Birth Name

Sean John Combs



Also Known As

Mr. News @ 11, Sean P. Diddy Combs, Mr. News @ 10 PM, Bad Boy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Sean Combs, Diddy, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Sean John
  • Diddy in season 1 on I Want to Work for ...
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Sean Combs was born on November 4, 1969, in Harlem to Melvin and Janice Combs. When Sean was just two years old, his father was murdered, forcing his mother to relocate to New York. Sean attended Howard University in Washington, D.C, followed by an internship at Uptown Entertainment,…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Sean was given the key to Chicago on October 13, 2006.

    • Sean is a football fan and arranged time to meet the Manchester United F.C. team in Copenhagen prior to MTV European Music Awards. Sean follows Arsenal F.C.

    • On December 21, 2006, Sean's partner Kim Porter (who also has a son with Al B Sure), delivered twin girls, one at 7:56 am weighing 5lbs and the other at 7:58am weighing 5lbs 4oz. Their names are D'Lila Star and Jessie James Combs. Diddy announced the birth on his myspace page. The couple have a son, Christian, 9. Sean also has another son, Justin, 13, from his previous relationship with stylist Misa Hylton-Brim.

    • Sean owns two upscale restaurants called "Justin's" (named after his son) with locations in New York and in Atlanta.

    • In February 2007 it was revealed that Sean was being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a man, Gerard Rechnitzer, at a party following the 2007 Oscars. A witness reported seeing Sean chat up the man's fiancé for five minutes and invite her to a party. The man interrupted and asked his fiancé to leave with him, prompting Sean to punch the man in the jaw. Police are still investigating the incident.

    • In January 2007, Sean arrived at a Globes after-party hosted by Creative Artists Agency in LA and was told his name was not on the guest list. According to witnesses, he became verbally abusive and started yelling at security.

    • Sean was asked by Mary J. Blige along with Mariah Carey to apprar in her No More Drama video because she felt that they both had their fair share of drama in their lives.

    • In December 2006, Sean's range of jackets were banned from Macey's department store, following reports they were allegedly made from dog fur. The 'Sean John hooded coats' were advertised as featuring "faux fur". The Humane Society said: "Sometimes the fur comes from China where dogs, cats and raccoon dogs are killed in gruesome ways". Sean, who owns the Sean John label, said: "I was unaware of the nature of this material. As soon as we were alerted, the garments were pulled off Macy's floor and website."

    • Sean and Kim Porter named their twin girls after their grandmothers. Kim's grandmother's name is Lila Star, while Sean's grandmother's name was Jessie Smalls. The twins have been named as follows: D'Lila Star Combs: 5 lbs….19 1/4 inches and Jessie James Combs: 5 lbs/4 oz….19 1/2 inches.

    • Sean is one of the very few artists to own a house on the prestigious Star Island in Miami.

    • Sean was considered for a role in the movie Any Given Sunday (1999) but turned it down. The part then went to Jamie Foxx.

    • Sean is amongst the top 100 richest celebrities according to Forbes Rich List. He has a net worth of approx. $300,000,000+. [2009]

    • Sean recorded a track entitled Missing You, which was a sample of Sting's Every Breath You Take, in memorial for Biggie Smalls. The track surprisingly went platinum, bringing in 3 million dollars for that one track. Sean generously gave the 3 million dollars that Missing You made to the family of The Notorious BIG.

    • Sean shares the same birthday as actor Matthew McConaughey.

    • Sean's record company, Bad Boy Records, is allegedly worth $500,000,000. [2009]

    • Sean's favorite movie of all time is Scarface (1983).

    • Sean has a recording studio in Manhattan named "Daddy's House".

    • As of 2005, Sean announced that he would now be known as just Diddy, claiming that he has used so many aliases that people don't really know what to call him anymore.

    • Sean joined the long list of celebrities lampooned by South Park. It happened in South Park episode 119 entitled Douche and Turd.

    • Sean designed the alternate jersey for the Dallas Mavericks for '04-05 season.

    • Sean's favorite drink is Ciroc Vodka.

    • Sean has his own urban clothing line - Sean John.

    • Sean's mother, Janice Combs, was a model, while his father, Melvin Combs, was sadly murdered in 1973.

    • Sean stands at approx. 5'10" (1.78m).

    • Sean made a hugely successful music career for himself by borrowing heavily from other artists' material and simply adding his own rap over the top. An all too prevelant practice in rap "music" of the 1990s.

    • Sean started his career as an intern for the now defunct Uptown Records, and was a dancer in Father MC's video Treat Them Like They Want to be Treated in 1991.

    • Sean attended Mount Saint Michael High School in the Bronx and graduated in 1987. He then attended the prestigious black college Howard University and majored in Business.

  • Quotes

    • Sean: I have this foot thing. I really fear a long second toe. I somehow get to see the toe on the first date - it's mandatory. I may not go for a kiss, but I'm definitely going to see if that second toe is long.

    • Sean: (asked what he could win a gold medal for in the Olympics) Who could have sex the longest! I think that's an event I can do well in. And probably who could stay up the longest. Just so you know, that's supposed to be funny - even though I am serious.

    • Sean: (on his reality TV show I Want to Work for Diddy) They had to fight to get to me. To get to me is like getting to the Wizard of Oz. They had to prove themselves. They had to walk down the yellow-brick road. But the show isn't about just seeing if I could find someone to work for me. It's about people chasing their dreams. I don't say it in a cocky way, but I take pride in being one of the best at doing what I do.

    • Sean: If I change my name again y'all can have me certified as crazy. Alright?

    • Sean: Words cannot express how proud I am to be carrying the Olympic Torch for my home, New York, New York - the greatest city in the world.

    • Sean: Being an international rap superstar… sex is one of the easiest things to get, so there is a point where you get tired of it.

    • Sean: I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.

    • Sean: (after being told he will get a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2007) That's something you dream of, especially being from the east coast. Being from New York, there's three things you know about Hollywood. You know about the Hollywood sign, Sunset Strip and Hollywood Boulevard with the stars.

    • Sean: (on the advertisements for his fragrance 'Unforgivable') I had a feeling the ads would catch some people's eyes. But that's because there aren't any other ads with a young black man with fragrances and sexy poses. I'm showing the growth of the world. But sexy poses certainly aren't new to fragrance ads.

    • Sean: I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I'm an angel.

  • He is the poster boy for the phrase "too much information!"

    He keeps getting on the news for the nastiest things. He videotapes himself in the bathroom. He tells us how long he has sex with his wife, what parts of his body are shaved, that he likes to dance around naked after he has a shower, all in really graphic detail. Nobody needs to know these things! He really seems to have a massive ego. He also seems to have an anger management problem considering all the legal trouble he gets into. I hate it when celebrities make millions and millions of dollars but they still won't pay child support until they get sued. That's disgusting.moreless
  • A great performer.

    Ok, when it comes to Diddy, what's not to like?

    He is a great performer, a favorite of mine, talented and a multi-hundred-million-air.

    Though I wouldn't say he is the best of all time.

    I would say Diddy is just another one of the greats.

    I wouldn't say he is original, because him and B.I.G where quite similar back in the 90's, all the music was.

    But Diddy has grew to be an individual leader now-a-days.

    So he is original now, but since I don't feel he started out to be one, he aint one.

    He's doing great now, I feel some of his music.

    I will just give an example of a good song.

    "Victory". That's a great song from Diddy, I suggest you download it, or buy it or whatever. An update-remake of the song came out 2 years ago called "Victory 2004", that's great too since it has 50 cent and Lloyd Banks included though I recommend hearing the first version first.

    It is also featured in "EA: Fight Night 2004" Which is a great game too.

    Diddy also has a show "Making the band" which is also great and must be tough, it's a show about lot's of people who audition to become rappers or singers, he decides who is the best and makes them into a band. Must be great for him.

    Well to round it off, Diddy is a cool dude! Really, He is a great performer all-round.moreless