Remember that time P. Diddy quoted L. Tom Perry?

It was only 17 hours ago:

The quote is from Elder Perry’s 1974 BYU devotional talk, “Be the Best of Whatever You Are.” It also makes an appearance in the Young Women Manual 1. I’ll bet the latter reference is where he found it.


  1. I’ve heard that DIddy unwinds to BYU devotionals every weekend.

  2. couple that with the SNL skit where Jesus says Mormonism is all true and I’d say we’re doing quite well these days.

  3. Yeah but do you remember that one time L. Tom Perry quoted P. Diddy.

  4. That’s Brother Diddy, thank you very much.

  5. Just in time to top off 2011–The Year of the Mormon.

  6. This kind of thing is best explained by convergent evolution. :)

  7. Or by a Mormon intern who maintains the Twitter feed

  8. It is still on there. Interns gone wild?

  9. 2– think they did similar on South Park, like people in heaven being judged were told “it was the who had it right. The Mooooooormans”. (ergo The Musical). Personally I’m more surprised by a rapper quoting a GA than I would have been the other way around.

  10. And in fact, I am now anxiously awaiting Prez Uchtdorf quoting the entire text from Bohemian Rhapsody in his next GC address, when he addresses repentance. (“Beelzebub has a devil set aside for me, for me, for MEEEEE!”. Extra 1000 points if he goes for the high C.)

  11. 9– urg, sorry, accidentally erased the first “Moooooormons”. I just loved the way the voice actor said that. Almost more JFKesque— “Maaahhhrmons”.

  12. He must be a fan of pinterest.

  13. From next General Conference, in a talk finding an eternal companion:

    “Said the poet:

    ‘Yo, I’m internationally known on the microphone
    I got it all, but I really need a wife at home
    I don’t really like the zone, neva spend the night alone
    I got a few, you would like to bone
    But, chicks don’t romance me, don’t tickle my fancy
    Only Tiffany, Nancy; that’s not what my plans be
    I need a girl that could stand me, raise me a family
    Go to trips at the Lancy, trip to the Grammy’s ‘cuz
    Most of these girls be confusin’ me
    I don’t know if they really love me or they usin’ me
    Here’s the money, or maybe you ain’t used to me
    ‘Cuz you was depressed and now you abusin’ me
    That’s why I need a girl that be true to me
    Know ’bout the game, and know how to do to me
    Witout a girl on my side, s*** it ruin me
    Fuhget the world, it’s just you and me’ [1] ”

    [1] P. Diddy – I Need a Girl (Part 1)

  14. I think publicly quoting a GA is good enough to nominate him for T&S Mormon of The Year.

  15. I’m looking forward to the video on that features Sean Combs: “I’m a rapper, record producer, actor, media mogul, entrepreneur, and a father. I am Diddy, and I’m a Mormon.”

  16. StillConfused says:

    This could be a great Matsby picture (or whatever you call those pictures)

  17. Does this give me permission to start a ‘P.Diddy was baptized’ rumor? Because my friend’s cousin’s brother-in-law taught him the discussions.

  18. bizarre. but so cool.

  19. #17, he’s totally a member. What’s strange is that he hasn’t done the work for Biggie, which obviously indicates that Biggie faked his own death.

    (two rumors in one!)

  20. He’s just gunning for Boggs-Doniphan Gentile of the Year. It’s so obvious.

  21. @Kyle M: I wholeheartedly concur with your analysis.

  22. This is the weirdest thing to happen in Mormonsism for a while, and that’s saying something, since we pretty much own the “weird” brand.

  23. My Name is P. Diddy and I am a Mormon.

  24. Not weird — sounds like they both quoted some pop psychology text or motivational speaker. Platitudes drifting in the wind, collecting on us all.

  25. LOL P.D just using the internet to find interesting quotes and Brother Perry is all over in quotes sites. Cute though.

  26. observer fka eric s says:

    P Diddy knows Elder Perry from gangsta rap circles. Elder Perry goes by El Tom when he drops gangsta lyrics.

  27. Sneak peak at tracks from his next album:

    Track 1 – Keepin’ it Worthy
    Track 2 – Club’n with Modesty
    Track 3 – Gangsta Quorum
    Track 4 – Servin’ off the Hizzle
    Track 5 – Groupie Home Evening

  28. observer fka eric s says:

    You know how Eminem is Mathers’s’s’s’s alter ego? Well, here is “El Tom” for those who didn’t believe:

  29. Last week, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, Tim Tebow and Eric Cartman, plus all of their entourage, took up the last 3 rows of our Sacrament meeting!!!

  30. Well, and everyone knows we’ve got Fatboy Slim.

  31. First the megaupload song, now this. I don’t even know what to think anymore.

  32. I vote he should be next years guest vocalist at the Motab Christmas concert.

  33. Cynthia L. says:

    Jobicus FTW

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