Diddy is returning to his old stomping ground to inspire a new generation. One of five people tapped to receive honorary degrees from HBCU Howard University, Mr. Combs is also giving the commencement speech to the graduating class. Despite only attending the school for two years before pursuing music in the early 90’s, he has gone on to build mega-successful brands in Bad Boy Entertainment, Sean John clothing line and recently Revolt TV, a 24-hour music channel with the intent of being the “ESPN of music.” He will receive an honorary doctorate degree in humanities, a fact that has upset some in the university’s community.
diddy is gonna make the commencement speech at Howard but what is he gonna say. "Well I dropped outta here & got rich but good luck"
— alex newell (@alneeZy) April 15, 2014
Morehouse: Barack Obama Howard: Ciroc O'Diddy
— Dezzz (@_Rolls_Royce) April 15, 2014
But there is also plenty of support:
Diddy's net worth is greater than Howard's Endowment. Just to give some context.
— Bruce E. (@Mr_TownHall) April 15, 2014
Diddy speaking at Howard's commencement is great. And he's receiving an honorary degree. What a dope full circle moment.
— JasFly (@JasFly) April 16, 2014
Strange to see so many people displeased w/ Diddy being HU's commencement speaker. Too caught up in his lack of degree to note his successes
— Stacy-Ann Ellis (@stassi_x) April 15, 2014
Howard’s graduating class is set to walk the stage, May 10th
What do you think? Good look or bad move for Howard electing to have Diddy speak at graduation?