Rapper, CEO and business mogul Sean “P. Diddy ” Comb’s life came full circle the moment he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree from Howard University on Saturday, May 10 . Although, there was controversy surrounding the decision of him being the commencement speaker as he left his junior year at the university to pursue an internship with Uptown Records. Diddy covers this in his speech to over a thousand Howard graduates saying how professors encouraged him to take this opportunity.
His speech, somewhat unconventional was real and honest. Some students who might have disagreed with the school’s choice can’t deny that although Diddy might not have finished college like the thousands of students he addressed. He was still the right person to tell them how to succeed and make it in the world.
A man who has gone on to start his own record label, Bad Boy records, delivered a powerful message, that you must know that you have power. You must know that you are powerful. You have to be honest with yourself and know that if you want that dream you have to do whatever it takes to make it into a reality, no matter how hard it is.
What better person to tell a graduating class then someone who has not only made it but has become extremely successful through making smart business moves. Perhaps his words could inspire some of those students who were sitting there before him.