50 Cent has accused SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS of changing his stage moniker to resemble his own nickname, in a bid to boost his popularity.

Combs has been known as Puffy, Puff Daddy and P Diddy to the world in the past, and recently announced plans to alter his name slightly to plain Diddy.

But 50 Cent, real name CURTIS JACKSON, is known as Fiddy to a large number of his fans, and he's far from thrilled with the increasing similarities between his and Combs' nicknames.

He says, "I'm Fiddy and now Puffy wants to be Diddy, trying to move his name closer to me, you know what I'm sayin'?

"When it's cold outside you gotta stay next to the fire to keep warm."