P. Diddy Sues Proactiv Solution

At the beginning of April, the Hip Hop website posted this article about the rapper P. Diddy (aka Diddy aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy aka Sean Combs) suing the makers of Proactiv Solution after he had previously endorsed the acne product on their TV infomercial:

P. Diddy’s Skin Breaks Out; Files Lawsuit Against Proactive [sic]

Saturday – April 1, 2006 by Rich Rock

On Friday (3/31), P. Diddy filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Guthy Renker, the makers of Proactiv Solution for failing to leave his skin “with no bumps.”


“I use Proactive,” says Diddy in the ad, because it helps “moisturize my situation and preserve my sexy.”

However, just months after the ads, Diddy says he started to experience breakouts and decided to file suit, saying the product has discredited him in the hip-hop community.

Read the entire article…

At the end of the article even provides links to these court documents containing photos of Diddy’s acne-plagued skin.

And if the date and tone of the article hadn’t tipped you off the “court documents” would let even the dimmest bulb know that it was all an April Fool’s joke and that P. Diddy is not in fact suing Proactiv Solution.

The article is actually pretty funny, and it was a pretty good April Fool’s joke.

I’m just wondering how long before the Urban Legends Reference Pages will need to put up a page informing people that P. Diddy did not actually file suit against Proactiv Solution.

–Paul “Clear Skin” Lucas


  • 5 Responses to “P. Diddy Sues Proactiv Solution”

  • that was a terrible joke, and to think i felt as though every time i used the product i got another acme bump lol….

    Comment by Robbieal on January 16, 2008 at 3:18 pm

  • it’s good to know that it was a farse, and Diddy’s “situation” is as moist as ever.

    Comment by Sitty Living on March 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

  • i like how the name of the page is ‘sloof lirpa.’

    sneaky 😛

    Comment by vee on December 22, 2009 at 7:38 pm

  • puffy, i support you when and where ever!!! i love you and damn proactive!!1 with your silky smooth cocoa butter skin.

    Comment by tiffany on January 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm

  • I love proactiv…it works well for me! You can’t use it and when your face starts to look better for you, stop using it. You must continue to use it, otherwise your problems will return, and in some cases be worse. It is an expensive regimen but it works! I am looking for a vending machine in my area that sells Proactiv products at this very moment!

    Comment by Tracy on March 3, 2010 at 8:50 am