Diddy used to be known as P. Diddy. But his real name is Sean Combs, in case you were wondering.

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Diddy, in honor of Throwback Thursday a.k.a. #TBT, posted a classic photograph of himself with his late friend and rap legend, the Notorious B.I.G.

Now that's what we call throwing it back ... to the days of the pager.

"#TBT Ain't nobody seen this one…" he captioned the image.

"Whats that in my hand a beeper?!?! Ooohhhhh Sh!t!!!"

Notorious BIG and Puff Daddy

Diddy, then Puffy Daddy, holds his quintessential '90s pager in his hands as he dons an all-white outfit and a sparkling chain. Next to him? Big Poppa.

Puff signed Biggie to his label before he became famous, and the two were close until the latter's life was cut short in a drive-by shooting in 1997.

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What's in a name? As it turns out, maybe everything.

Since Shakespeare first posited the question in Romeo and Juliet, actors have been using fake names to land professional roles. Not only did it allow them some semblance of privacy before the dawn of Wikipedia, but let's face it, some people just aren't born with great names.

Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor? Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta? Quite a mouthful.

If an actor or musician's entire career is dedicated to being someone else - a character or personality, perhaps - then a good stage name can go a long way to making that career explode.

More celebrities use pseudonyms than you might think. In fact, here are 67 stars who don't use their real names. Which ones did you know before viewing this gallery?

Lorde
Musical sensation Lorde was given the name Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O'Connor at birth. We'd probably go with Lorde, too.

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There once was a time when future heart throbs were a little dorky, would-be supermodels a tad awkward, and even the Kardashians were just regular kids.

Heck, even Justin Bieber was a kid once ... instead of a punk a-- kid.

Ever wonder what your favorite stars (and Kim Kardashian for that matter) looked like long before they became the people that dominated your Facebook feed?

Wonder no longer, THGers. We've got you covered and then some!

Some aged better than others, and some certainly looked more like their adult selves from a very early stage, but all were pretty darn adorable.

Scroll through 47 cute pics of celebrities from their childhood ...

Katy Perry as a Kid
Katy Perry back when she was just Katy Hudson. Yep, that's her actual last name!

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Pretty soon, Puff Daddy P.Diddy Diddy Sean Combs is going to pull a Prince and become "the artist formerly known as..." 

Oh wait. Like today. Sean Combs is Puff Daddy once again.

He revealed the change back to the name that helped make him famous in a one-minute trailer for his upcoming new release, "Big Homie," featuring Rick Ross and French Montana.

The name change comes as part of his new album, reportedly titled MMM, which will be his first since 2010's Last Train to Paris.

"Big Homie," the first single off the album, features Rick Ross and French Montana. The video shows the rappers suspended in various situations until a gunshot rings out and the camera begins featuring stacks of cash. The full video will hit the world on March 31.

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50 Cent majorly pushed the envelope yesterday in his beef with three other powerful rap figures, then beat a hasty retreat after apparently getting cold feet.

On Instagram, he publicly insinuated that Diddy, Rick Ross and former record executive Steve Stoute are gay together ... only to delete the pics within minutes.

Afraid of a little retribution, Fiddy? We can't imagine why for the life of us ...

  • 50 Cent Instagram
  • Fifty Cent's Picture

Mr. Cent's two photos featured a pink-shirted Stoute embracing a pink-shirted Diddy, then Diddy and Rick Ross embracing from an angle that suggests kissing.

50 wrote in his caption, "I ain't saying nothing, but something ain't right. Lmao."

The something that wasn't right? His stomach after he posted this. LMAO!

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Are Diddy and his girlfriend Cassie engaged after several years as a couple?

An apparent Instagram "proposal" occurred over the weekend ... or did it?

  • Sean Combs Pic
  • Diddy-Cassie Engagement Ring?
  • Cassie Image

The music mogul posted a picture of a diamond ring, writing, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like ! I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat. !”

When Cassie was later spotted wearing a sparkler in a picture posted by Keyshia Cole, speculation soared that she and Diddy were finally engaged. OMG!

Of course, as Gossip Cop dutifully observes, this speculation is premature.

Note that at no point did Diddy or Cassie say “engaged” or “engagement.”

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Give American Idol points for trying.

According to a couple new reports, the Fox competition tried to get Kanye West as a new judge... but he turned down the offer because he believes the show to be too mainstream.

Producers then moved on to Diddy... but he also showed Idol the back of his hand because ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez is returning to the panel and... well, that's just awkward.

  • Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • J. Lo on the Red Carpet

The rapper "felt it was a 'her or me' situation," a source tells Us Weekly, which is actually sort of comforting.

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It's ON now.

Diddy just put Kendrick Lamar on BLAST on Instagram, taking issue with a claim he makes on Big Sean's "Control" where he calls himself the new King of New York.

Diddy disagrees. In hilarious, meme-tastic form:

Diddy Mocks Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar's verse of the Big Sean track - in which he SHREDS Lindsay Lohan, Drake, and everyone else - has been the talk of the web for the last 24 hours.

Diddy wasn't name-checked or threatened with murder (he's one of the few) on "Control," but he took issue with Lamar's lyrics about reigning over NYC.

That's Diddy's role, b!tch.

We'll leave the argument over who the real ruler of the Big Apple rap game is up to you, THGers ... but we have to give Diddy props for his retaliatory style.

Jay-Z had no comment, but based on the photo above, his pal's pretty much implying there's no daylight between their respective positions on Lamar.

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With the NFL draft beginning today, it only makes sense that Draft Day, the new football dramedy from Ivan Reitman, is also beginning production today!

In fact, the film will shoot some scenes at the actual draft, before moving to Cleveland to finish production.

In addition to the start of filming, Draft Day has added Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Terry Crews to the already star-studded cast.

Sean Combs Pic

Kevin Costner stars as a General Manager who spends Draft Day trying to save a football franchise in Cleveland.

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Diddy's twin daughters were surrounded by drug use and even covered in a mysterious white powder, according to a lawsuit against their mom Kim Porter.

Kim Porter Photo

Dawn Drago says she worked for Diddy's ex as a nanny from 2011-12, when she claims Kim chain-smoked pot in the house while the girls were home.

Drago alleges she found cocaine as well, and on one occasion was driving the kids to school and noticed they were covered "in a white powdery substance."

Drago claims the kids got into "a bag containing the powder, along with clear capsules, filled with another powdery substance in a bag in the back seat."

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The concert changed my life. I was so impressed and inspired. I fell in love with hip hop again.

Diddy [on Kanye West Glow in the Dark tour]

I think that it's important for me to mature and evolve as an artist... I'm trying to get my Black Bruce Willis on.

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