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Six Things We Learned in Diddy's '73 Questions' Interview With 'Vogue'

73 Questions With Sean “Diddy” Combs | Vogue
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 Sean “Diddy” Combs during 73 Questions with Vogue.

Think you know everything about Sean “Diddy” Combs -- or shall we say, “Love”?  The music mastermind sat down with Vogue for a rapid-fire Q&A session.

Diddy's eccentric, vivacious personality shines through this interview as he answers questions about his life and career as part of Vogue’s 73-question series on YouTube. The mogul walked around his Los Angeles home decked out in his silky pink shirt and shoes, drinking the best tequila while being questioned. Look out for his son Christian’s mini cameo in the clip, as well.

Here’s 6 things we learned about Sean Combs from the interview:

On his numerous name changes:

“It depends on my mood, my vibe.” When asked where the name “Puff,” came from, he said he could not tell that one. Over the course of his career, he’s been called Puff/Puffy/Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Diddy -- and now (perhaps jokingly), “Love.” Rumor has it the name came from his temper growing up. He would “huff and puff” when he got upset.  The name quickly took on a role of its own as he used it professionally. 

On his biggest weakness:

“Fried chicken.” In 2009, he conducted an experiment on P. Twitty TV to help decide which fast food place had the best fried chicken, Popeye's or KFC’s original recipe. Looks like Popeye's swayed the vote with their special delivery to his studio. 

On Biggie’s Legacy:

“Biggie’s legacy is that he is the greatest of all time.” Whether you knew him as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, B.I.G. or Biggie, you knew this Brooklyn rapper. His sound, unlike any other, made him one of the most influential rappers of all time. You could always see Diddy, head of B.I.G.'s Bad Boy label, dancing in the background of his videos. Earlier this year, he celebrated Biggie’s life by asking fans to rap their favorite Biggie verse and post it using the hashtag, #WeMissYouBig on Twitter.

On the future of Hip-Hop:

"Hip-hop is taking over the world," the entrepreneur commented. Recently, he elaborated to Billboard: “It’s the truest form of music that kids around the world can relate to and I think that the state of hip-hop…we’re in our most powerful state. We can make change. We can have a voice socially, politically, economically and artistically,”

On his favorite midnight snack:

"Apple pie." Diddy certainly does not play about his pie when it comes to his favorite snack. At his 46th birthday party, he celebrated with an Apple Ciroc-flavored apple pie. He posted this picture of the giant pie. 

On being an entrepreneur:

He said he knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur at 12: “I went and got a paper route when I wasn’t supposed to but I got one anyway." Diddy made his own lane in the music industry and is known for building a hp-hop empire in the 1990s. He took an internship with Andre Harrell at Uptown Records working with artists such as Jodeci, and Mary J. Blige learning the ins and outs of running a record label, to eventually create his own, Bad Boy Entertainment. With B.I.G., as his first artist and other pioneers like Ma$e, Faith Evans, Lil Kim, the Lox and 112, he changed the hip-hop game forever.

Learn more about Diddy from the interview here.

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