Diddy Reportedly Banned From Dressing As The Joker By Warner Bros. Entertainment

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Sean "Diddy" Combs attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
The costume was too believable.

Well, looks like Warner Bros. will have to watch out for Diddy, as his costume last year as the Joker was apparently too realistic. Diddy recently disclosed that he received a letter from Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. that effectively banned him from ever dressing up as the Joker for Halloween again. During a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the renowned rapper and entrepreneur shared his story. According to Diddy, the issue arose when he wore an extraordinarily convincing Joker costume for Halloween the previous year. His impersonation was so spot-on that it allegedly infringed on Warner Bros.' trademark of the character. Diddy, seemingly amused and perplexed by the situation, mentioned on the show, "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. I have this letter from Warner Brothers."

The contents of the letter were not disclosed, but the incident highlighted the extent to which Warner Bros. sought to protect its intellectual property, even in the realm of Halloween costumes. Diddy's revelation left both the audience and host Jimmy Kimmel bemused, and the ban added an unexpected twist to Diddy's Halloween tradition. As audiences may know, Diddy goes all out for Halloween. In fact, he was super into character last year and even got into a heated debate with Power actor Michael J. Ferguson, on Halloween.

No More Joker For Diddy

He also added, "Tomorrow, Warner Brothers lawyers, can you see me? Put this camera on me right here. Head of legal, tomorrow, watch what I do." Diddy's known for transforming into various characters on Halloween. In fact, it has been well-documented over the years, and his impersonations have garnered widespread attention and admiration. However, it appears that his remarkable talent for embodying the Joker crossed a legal line, prompting Warner Bros. to take action and issue the unique ban.

In other news, the stars have been going all out this year for Hallokween. Winnie Harlow for example dressed up as Katt Williams this year. She even accompanied her fit with a hilarious rendition of one of his famous skits. The moment had everybody rolling laughing. Who do you think has had the best halloween costume so far? Let us know on HNHH!

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