Master P Pulls A P. Diddy And Changes Name

Master PWhat’s good enough for P. Diddy is good enough for P. Miller. Like a certain other multimillionaire hip-hop mogul, Master P is changing his name. The switch is part of the No Limit Records mastermind’s transition from boss of a label known for its cheesy Photoshop cover art and expletive-spouting down-South MCs to a stand-up businessman fronting a stable of enterprises that includes a no-cursing label (Take a Stand Records), the P. Miller Youth Centers and a low-dough line of P. Miller clothes for Wal-Mart.

“I’m changing my name because Master P is who I used to be,” he told AllHipHop.com. “I call it my childhood, and P. Miller marks my manhood. There’s a lot of people out there who are afraid to grow up and change, but I’m not, and P. Miller is the evolution of me, Percy Miller, the entrepreneur, the businessman.”

Have we mentioned that, according to the AllHipHop article, he’s sold 75 million records worldwide and is worth an estimated $500 million? That probably makes the whole process of ordering new business cards and re-lettering the embossed ostrich skin logos on the seats in your limited-edition Phantom a bit easier.