P Diddy in legal fight over name

Rap star asked to remove 'Diddy' from UK websites

P Diddy has been asked in court to remove his alias ‘Diddy’ from websites after an earlier settlement with a musician known by the same name.

The rapper settled out of court with Richard ‘Diddy’ Dearlove last year, agreeing not to use the name in the UK.

Dearlove‘s lawyer Iain Purvis QC told London‘s High Court on Friday (February 2) that the rapper had made changes to two of his websites but ‘Diddy’ was still used on others.


He said the rapper, whose real name is Sean Combs, had refused to make changes to sites not under his control.

Purvis said: “We want him either to use a neutral name like P Diddy or to shut them down.”

Dearlove wants the rapper to erase the name ‘Diddy’ from sites including YouTube and MySpace.

Purvis said: “What we say is he has given these undertakings and it is up to him to make sure they are complied with.”

If the judge rules that P Diddy has breached the agreement, Dearlove will ask for an injunction barring him from continuing to do so and he could seek damages, reports the BBC.

The trial is set to continue.