Diddy Says He Got Legal Letter Telling Him Not to Wear Joker Halloween Costume Again (UPDATE)

He then joked that he might not abide.

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Updated Oct. 31, 8:15 p.m. ET: Diddy has taken to Instagram to share that he's conceded to Warner Bros. Entertainent after they allegedly banned him from dressing up as the Joker.

"Breaking Halloween news: last year after I did the Black Joker, I got a bunch of emails from the studio telling me to not be the Joker anymore, that I was breaching the trademark. So I dont know what I'm going to be this year," Diddy said.

"To the motherfucker that took all this time... to tell me not to be the Joker, you win. I'm not going to be the Joker this year because your ass had enough time to fuck up my motherfucking Halloween."

The video ended with a "STAY TUNED." As of now, Diddy hasn't shared his costume.

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Diddy has revealed he received a letter from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. banning him from dressing up as the Joker again for Halloween, but he apparently has a surprise for them in store this year. 

During his conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night, the Bad Boy Records founder claimed he got in trouble with the film and entertainment studio for his realistic costume as Batman's archnemesis. Diddy's costume was inspired by the late Heath Ledger's iteration of the character from the 2012 film The Dark Knight.

However, the 53-year-old made it clear to the WB's legal team that he will take things to the next level with his costume this year, and they better pay attention to him. 

"Last year I was the Joker, and I actually got a letter from the studio that I can no longer be the Joker because they said it broke their trademark that I did it too good, I swear," Diddy said. "I have this letter from Warner Brothers." 

He added, "Tomorrow, Warner Brothers lawyers, can you see me? Put this camera on me right here. Head of legal, tomorrow, watch what I do."

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Diddy's 2022 costume was so good that he got into a heated exchange with Power actor Michael J. Ferguson in the middle of the street. Ferguson was annoyed by Diddy's costume and called him a "pussy," not knowing who was under the facepaint. Diddy let out a Joker-inspired laugh before calling Ferguson a "clown."

Diddy has revealed he received a letter from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. banning him from dressing up as the Joker again for Halloween pic.twitter.com/1tShNWMgvQ

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The two went back and forth, with Diddy questioning why Ferguson had an issue with him. "What's up, baby? You don't like me?" he said. "If you don't like me, you muthafucking fronting. Get to it, bitch. Don't fucking play with me on Halloween. I'm out here with love, n***a." 

He added, "You fucking pussy, make sure you won't never talk to me like that. We're having a good time. Why you wanna come at me like that? You got a problem? You really taking over my energy right now? What did I do to you? Do you know who I am?"

Cooler heads prevailed as Diddy told Ferguson who he was, and they embraced. "You're lucky 'cause I'm really about that," Diddy added, to which Ferguson replied, "I'm with it, too."

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