March 26th, 2010
09:31 AM ET

'P' in P. Diddy gets a new meaning

The “P” in P. Diddy just acquired a whole new, more literal meaning.

Martin Silver, the owner of Georgi Vodka, is demanding an apology from Sean “Diddy” Combs after the hip-hop mogul made defamatory (albeit elementary) observations about rivaling vodka brands.

“If you’re not drinking Ciroc Vodka, then you’re drinking pee pee,” Diddy told partiers at Greenhouse, a popular New York City nightclub. Diddy has a 50 percent profit share in the French label vodka, Ciroc and according to the New York Post, has recently begun referring to himself as “Ciroc Obama.”

As retaliation, beverage tycoon Silver did what any normal, vengeful person would do - attempt to send the hip-hop mogul a toilet bowl full of vodka.

In what can only be described as an unabashed publicity stunt, Silver protested the statement made by Diddy Thursday afternoon in New York’s Times Square.

“Learn to behave yourself and not make these types of statements,” Silver told reporters at the “press conference” below Diddy’s prominent billboard. “He’s bad for business. He’s bad for the vodka business ... Our vodka is pure, America vodka - it’s made in the United States. His vodka is made from grapes from France.”

All’s not fair in love and vodka war, though, as the loo delivery was reportedly flushed by Diddy’s security.

Diddy has yet to offer a comment.

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  1. steve lacava

    did you see puffdrunkdiddy on letterman 2nite......drunk and drinking......acting like a ghetto piece of should be ashamed for airing the show and he should be embarrassed but a druggie never sees themselves as what they are......he was great for the black community who will somehow blame the white sector......this is reparations....he gets money to be a pig.....

    October 15, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. Basil

    I plead wit you al to leave d young man alone,dis is busines n i knw any1 in his shoes wil do worse.moreovr,he's makin his cash.

    July 30, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. debnova

    P Diddy is "style over substance". Hardly ever see him perform musicaly, which I don't miss. Annoying how little real talent a lot of performers have, they just follow a "be outrageous" formula and a lot of PR. The great talent is there, but the fakes are just so lame! Fakers take up too much attention, stop it!!!!

    June 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Black Russian

    Georgi is basically the brand of alcoholics and college kids, so Martin Silver was the wrong person to try to take a stand. That said, the test of a true premium vodka is whether it can be taken straight, and if you have ever tried to treat Ciroc as a sipping vodka, you know that it's bitter, it burns, and it has a foul aftertaste: in short, it's a mixing vodka dressed up in premium packaging, and anyone talking about how bomb it is is a clown who needs to stick to 7&7 and leave the vodka to the grownups. Once again, Diddy is selling y'all a bill of goods, and once again, y'all are too happy to make him rich and do yourselves a disservice by buying it.

    June 9, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. nenecats Houston

    I admire Mr.Combs for his expertise in business. I enjoy seeing him
    on Letterman. Must say the best of the best is Dasani water!!

    March 29, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. C BALL

    i simply cannot stand puff daddy p diddy combs. i mean really, his music is garbage, dancing is an atrocity, and his singing should be banned world wide. However, with that said, that CIROC vodka is quite delicious.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sucio

    He's promoting his product......a product he has 50% of the share in...

    It's called idiots...

    People call this guy stupid and other names putting down this man's intelligence....yet he is worth more than everyone who's written on this panel, combined. No one who is that rich is stupid...

    And yes I'm one of those who mix their vodka.....I'll drink it how I want....So...give me that Ciroc with Red Bull!

    March 29, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Kane

    Smirnoff blueberry... yummy!

    March 29, 2010 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. haha

    i just farted...... anyone care about that???

    March 29, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |

    Cheese is delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 29, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. AwesomeMan


    March 29, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. soulsabr

    Which is why I drink whiskey. Mr Daniels, would you care to join me in the study?

    March 29, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  13. Little Waters

    Friends, Let's get it right.
    Calling grain (or fruit for that matter) alcohol "Vodka" is just wrong.
    The Pole's invented Vodka, not the Russians as they would like to claim everything. It is made of potato and brown sugar (molases).

    Clearly Polish is the only true Vodka!

    Damn Wikipedia.

    March 29, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. nomoreplease

    What an idiot. Who is this clown, anyway?
    By the way blogwriter: In this country, it is not a "loo".
    It is called a "toilet".
    Back to the subject: Yeah, this "Diddy" character –
    who is he again?

    March 29, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. sean

    Puffy light-years ahead of the pack. Seven women, 7 children still not a cheat, how did diddy didd it?? look at wood, look at bullocks, look at them professing monogamy tnhat never was. Diddy did it his ways and we all like it.

    March 29, 2010 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  16. Craig Cunningham

    P Diddy Doo Wahdy who is this guy? I've never heard his music.(If thats whtat you're calling it

    March 29, 2010 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  17. Genetically dominant

    take it over

    March 29, 2010 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  18. MarioNYC

    Anytime P get's involved in something (a college hip-hop performance, East-Coast/West Coast rap rivalries, hanging out at the club with JLo), somebody either gets TRAMPLED, SHOT, or JAILED.

    So, I'm staying AWAY from Ciroc, for fear of *POISONING*

    CAN stop, WILL stop, PLEASE stop..!

    March 29, 2010 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
  19. marisa

    This is not Kanye West posting just some idiot bored with his or herself.
    Get a life hater!!!!

    March 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Andy

    haha piddle diddle said pee pee

    March 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jim

    Is this guy even relevant any more? Was he ever? I guess the shelf life for riding the death of a friend to stardom is more than 13 years.

    March 28, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  22. kire

    "P" always looks like he's chewing on someone's turd.

    March 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Silvia

    Haha, he said peepee.

    March 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Mike

    “If you’re not drinking Ciroc Vodka, then you’re drinking pee pee,”

    Wow. That's a really deep, and well thought out statement. What is he 11 years old?

    March 28, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Kevin Schuder

    Vodka is basically water and ethanol, with some other 'impurities' in it.
    The amount and type of impurities is really the only thing that differentiates between different vodkas.
    Here's a little experiment that I heard works:
    1) Buy the nasty 3 liter plastic bottle of vodka that has a picture of an eagle or American flag on it. You can find this at rural truckstops.
    2) Get a Britta pitcher with a new charcoal filter on it.
    3) Pass the grade X through the Britta filter several times to remove the 'impurities.'
    4) Pour it into an empty Ciroc bottle.
    5) Give it to Piddle Diddy so he can shuffle and grin and show you how sophisticated and wealthy he is.

    March 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  26. flugel76

    Well, like him or not....he's right. American vodka tastes horrible. And Mr. Diddy could have used a much more descriptive word than he did...

    March 28, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jay in Atl

    I don't see one mention of Stoli vodka at all. Reasonably priced, goes down smooth and doesnt give you a headache after you drink it!

    March 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  28. lee

    This is funny,it looks more like a publicity stunt.I have to say though that Ciroc is a good vodka.

    March 28, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  29. pmo

    sean combs has always had the ego of an elephant. I dont know where he gets it from. he's the son of a harlem drug dealer who was murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. and using frank sinatra's "come fly with me" for his swill vodka commercial. and he cannot even pronounce the word "vodka" he says "voka".

    March 28, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  30. souljabooy

    i only drink ciroc... who is this fool trying to hate on my ciroc obama????

    March 28, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  31. john Sonpull

    the P should stand for "Putz". How many times does this dope have to change his name. P-Dummy...pls shut up.

    March 28, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  32. Ryan

    Tito's vodka from Austin, TX puts all other vodkas to shame. American-made and scores better than anything on the market.

    March 28, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  33. freelance

    "The most interesting man in the world." That's a pathetic world you live in, BCA.

    March 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Snappy21

    How did this guy ever become famous, with no talent at all? There must be a lot of naive peeople out there, that are easy to scam.

    March 27, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Arninci Opus

    Competition is fair with any business. The comment made by Ciroc's rival that Sean needs to learn how to behave himself, was similar to a newborn baby robbing a bank with a toy rattler. Business is business in any competive market. Keep your head up Sean. Exclude the haters and Remember what you said,"Live Your Life".

    March 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Linda Brown

    I have never thought Piddy is a celeb, I don't think he is a talent at all, just a hip hop screamer who thinks he is so hot and a big fat ego to boot and I could give a rip less what vodka he thinks he good, if we have to base products on what these so called "stars" wish to hawk, we are in serious trouble and seriously CNN, how is this even newsworthy when there are so many important stories to cover and instead, all you have done is give this egomaniac more press, no one cares about some dude mad at him over his vodka and sending him a toilet bowl is not even funny, instead it is pathetic at best and I always question these media outlets as to why they would think anyone would give a rip about these ridiculous articles when we have pressing issues in this country that need to be covered way before some hip hop freak.

    March 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jill Johnson

    Come on! We all know Grey Goose is best!

    March 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  38. wut

    How is Puff Daddy still relevant? If we stop talking about him maybe he'll just go away.

    March 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. grace

    That was a bit childish, and by the way all spirits are bad for your health.

    March 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Joe Average

    I had a gay relationship with P Diddy and he drank whatever I told him to drink.

    March 26, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jason

    I can't speak for everyone, but I don't give a crap what P. Diddy thinks of different brands of Vodka. People are dying all over the world, and this gets a spot on CNN?

    March 26, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  42. OmaSteve

    Ciroc vodka is crap. I tried it in Miami. The best vodka out there is Chopin and Ultimat Vodka. They are potato vodkas and better than any Ciroc, Grey Goose or Georgi Vodka,

    March 26, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  43. kthxbai!

    Diddy is an idiot. He doesn't even understand the difference between vodka and brandy.

    Considering that most people (Americans at least) only use vodka for mixing with ~other~ stuff, this pissing contest (sorry) is irrelevant. Most people - Ciroc's demographic especially - have never actually ~tasted~ vodka in the first place, they've tasted Cosmopolitans and other ~cocktails~. These sheeple couldn't distinguish between brand A and brand B and brand C in a blind tasting if their life depended on it. The concept of a true sipping vodka would be lost on anyone to whom Diddy's comments mean anything.

    Probably even fewer of them have tasted eau-de-vie, which is what Ciroc actually is!

    March 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  44. muchogroucho nyc

    I love those commercials where P. Diddy fancies himself a rat packer in the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr and Dean Martin. This guy is not just an ego-maniac. He is delusional.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  45. loveshiphophatesdiddy

    Diddy is a fool, and I'll never tryu Ciroc now that I know he's a spokesperson/owner of it. Isn't there someone's death he should be profiting off of???

    March 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Van Smitten

    No matter how he changes the spelling of his name it still comes out THUG!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Slimgoody

    Ciroc is the way to go!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. NH

    Vodka is just straight nasty.

    March 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  49. correction

    I only drink Pee Pee made in America!!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Dave

    And we won't stop, cause we can't stop... I love diddy.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. J

    No surprise Diddy never made one original product in his whole career anyway.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Billy Bob Pornton

    Lol @ Diddy. He's a cocky guy, but I love his swagger. He didn't become a multi-millionaire mogul with good looks alone (No, I'm not gay!).

    March 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  53. LaLa

    LOL Feeniegal, I'm with you on that one

    March 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  54. money

    Grey Goose

    March 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  55. JaneCitizen

    Crystal Skull by Dan Akroyd...good stuff.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Joe

    another star so full of himself he is about to explode. Someone needs to knock him down a few pegs. You think you can do whatever you want when you have money. I pee pee on you P diddy. Oh and by the way, you are not the new Frank Sinatra!

    March 26, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  57. MonkeeBidniz

    Either way, can not stand the mouth on that bruvva

    March 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sidvicious

    ciroc tastes like pee pee.

    March 26, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Dat Guy

    This idiot Silver gave Ciroc even more promotion for his liquor, Silver's vodka is trash, Ciroc is the sh!t, and I don't blame Diddy, it's a business, he said it in the middle of a party in a nightclub, all Silver did was make himself look even older, more washed up, and more disconnected from the public! All while promoting Ciroc, he should've got his a$$ slapped for trying to pull that move. Belvedere, and Grey Goose makers didn't jump at it, because they're classy well known brands, that Ciroc competes with, Ciroc happens to have the best spokesperson for their brand which he co-owns, and he's a marketing Guru, Diddy 1×100, Silver, 0. Clown. Got in his cab and left....come up with a better strategy next time.

    March 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  60. 402cutie least he didnt single anyone out like at&t and verizon do each other!

    March 26, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Feeniegal

    I'm not picky..just give me vodka.

    March 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  62. nickstylz

    Puff Daddy for president! i will always love this guy. I think this is funny. Burger King dogs Mcdonalds, Wendy's dogs everybody else, Ford is making radio commercials steering people away from Toyota. Anyway I love Ciroc, Goose and Seagrams. LMAO at Diddy!

    March 26, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Head Diva In Charge

    If Burger King can trash McDonald's in public, then Diddy can trash other Vodkas in public...fact.

    March 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Alvin

    Can't we all just get along,their is plenty to go around.

    March 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  65. BCA

    It should be, "I don't always drink vodka but when I do... it's Ciroc. Stay thirsty my friends."

    I like better, "I don't always drink vodka but when I do... it's ALWAYS Ciroc. Stay thirsty my friends."

    The most interesting man in the world

    March 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Prince Bu'biqwue

    As someone who has worked for Ciroc, in addition to several other *true* top-shelf super-premium brands, I can say that Diddy is captaining a sinking ship.

    Ciroc is miserable. Their national marketing roll out many years ago was flawed and erroneous; they certainly weren't the first to distill a premium vodka from grapes (I believe that distinction belongs to Hangar One, a FAR superior vodka) and they definitely aren't the best (once again for grape vodkas, see Hangar One.)

    Having a vodka brand in his portfolio of investments was no more a thought for him than which alligator skin shoes he was going to wear that night, or which girl he'd take out on the town.

    Leave the distilling to the masters, please.

    March 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  67. George

    I don't think this a Kanye stunt at all. This was just him trying to be clever. Kayne is a dbag.

    Besides any other vodka IS like drinking pee pee.

    March 26, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  68. Tiff

    All of the bull going on in the world and this is what we are discussing???? I mean seriously!

    March 26, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  69. Guest22

    i dont always drink vodka, but when i do, i prefer Ciroc

    March 26, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  70. Time to mature, puff baby..

    When you think of the liquor business on that level, you would think of it from a gentleman's stand point and not a kids. The behavior Puffy showed was purely in bad taste.

    Still a fan!
    Can't stop, won't stop!

    March 26, 2010 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  71. Kanye West

    Who is P Diddy?

    March 26, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  72. wavemaster

    georgi is a dirty cheap disgusting vodka.
    mr.silver, you are doing a disservice to the spirits industry with the garbage vodka you produce. only hardcore alcoholics drink that trash,along with woflschmidts and fleischmens. take a hike mr silver. cant believe youre rich off of selling rubbing alochol gut rot

    March 26, 2010 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  73. Old Scratch

    Puff Daddy (You will ALWAYS be Puff Daddy sir) must be channeling Kanye Wests ego. Ciroc Obama? Really? No, couldn't be, nobody is that foolish... are they?

    March 26, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |

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