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LAist Spends an Afternoon with Diddy and CÎROC

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LAist spent an afternoon with Sean "Diddy" Combs | Photo courtesy of CIROC
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Usually a statement like "he's got more jobs than names" wouldn't be impressive at all, but the man whose birth certificate reads "Sean Combs" has had a lot of names. He's been called Sean "Puffy" Combs, Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy and Diddy. After spending an afternoon with the mogul of many monikers, I thought of another name for him -- Santa Claus. No, Diddy has not packed on any pounds, he's not sporting a new beard and the "Bad Boy for Life" hasn't suddenly become holly and jolly. But after spending an afternoon with him, I did find out that Diddy does enjoy a plate of cookies and milk -- just like St. Nick.

Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Diddy in person while he spent some time in LA preparing for the holidays and a new year that promises to be a big one for his new group "Dirty Money" and his line of vodka - CÎROC.

Minutes after taking my seat in the second floor lounge of Katsuya in Glendale, while waiting my turn to talk to Mr. Combs, a familiar voice could be heard requesting that one of staff members bring him "Chips Ahoy and milk."

There were plenty of platters of Katsuya's famous sushi to be had for all those in attendance but Diddy was interested in getting his hands on the same delicious meal kids leave out on Christmas Eve. Less than ten minutes later, a young staff member reappeared like a ninja carrying a bag from Rite Aid containing, as Diddy requested, Chips Ahoy and milk. The cookies were placed on a plate, milk poured into a large glass and delivered to a booth in the back of the lounge.

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It was at this moment that I realized, "Diddy's like Santa Claus, but better."