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It's Diddy Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')

By Matt Wood in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 13, 2006 7:57PM

chicagoist_200610_diddy.jpgWe knew today was special, and not because it's Friday the 13th. It's Diddy Day in Chicago! In a ceremony today that had absolutely nothing to do with the release of Diddy's new album, Press Play, last Tuesday, Mayor Daley proclaimed today "Diddy Day" in Chicago. The honor recognizes Sean "Puff Daddy/Puffy/P. Diddy/Diddy" Combs for his work with various charitable causes, including AIDS research, breast cancer awareness, youth mentoring programs, and Mase's rap career. The Mayor also gave Diddy a pair of cufflinks with the Chicago seal, then the two donned silver jumpsuits and performed "Mo Money Mo Problems," with the Mayor filling in the Notorious B.I.G.'s verses.