College Dropout P Diddy Honored at Howard University
P Diddy is obviously one of the most successful, wealthiest & iconic names in hip hop. He attended Howard University over 20 years ago, but did you know he was a college dropout?! He has been chosen as the keynote speaker for their May 10th graduation & will receive an honorary degree despite the student body's disapproval.
P Diddy has defied many odds. He is a self-made millionaire mogul despite not completing his college education. Kudos to Diddy! I think that's a crazy accomplishment!
Apparently the student body of Howard University, a prestigious black college in Washington D.C., does not agree with the University's decision to select Sean "Diddy" Combs as their commencement speaker for their upcoming graduation commencement ceremony. Other prestigious speakers have included Oprah, Maya Angelou & Bill Clinton.
Diddy dropped out of college to pursue his career in the entertainment industry & it paid off for him. Afterall, there are self made entrepreneurs who never attended college a day in their life or are college dropouts like Diddy, & on the flip side there are college graduates who can't even get a job!! It's fate, luck & opportunity that all aligned in Diddy's favor to open the doors for him but his success story is all him. He topped the list of Forbe's Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists again with a net worth of $700 million!
Howard University also announced they will honor Diddy with an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities! Diddy was overjoyed & took to twiiter to say:
"For one of the first times in my life I am truly speechless," he wrote. "There are no words to describe the feeling I had when I heard the news that @HowardU was presenting me with an Honorary Doctorate degree and inviting me to give the keynote commencement address on May 10th. @howardU I'm coming home! Thank you to @WFrederickMD, the Howard University Board of Trustees and all of the students of Howard University #TurnUp #Bison4Life."
Despite people being upset over the University's decision, Howard ain't backin down! They released this statement:
"In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world," Howard's interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a statement.
"We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker. He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked 'The Yard,' and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence."
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Howard University's decision?