Whats’ Success if you don’t have your loved ones to share it with..
Diddy got a little emotional this week as he made history launching his new REVOLT TV network. At the crack of dawn in New York at 5:47am on launch day, the Revolt team caught Diddy in a vulnerable moment as he talked about his father who was murdered when he was just 3 years old.
My father was killed when I was three years old. I don’t have a lot of memories of my father. They say you can’t miss something you never had. That’s only a little ways right. There’s definitely been times as I’ve gotten older that I’ve missed my father and his presence not being there to have someone to ask manly advice and just things that you would ask your father. Also things that you would celebrate with him that would make him proud. My father was a hustler. He was a drug dealer. He was a hustler. So I learned early in life there’s only two ways out of that, dead or in jail. It made me work even harder.
Sometimes you can’t just ask why things happen, but I definitely think the route that I went on staying out the streets and hitting my books and trying to be somebody, I think he played a role in that. I think that even if we don’t know our parents, we still have their DNA in us. We have their genes. I have his hustler mentality, his hustler spirit, his drive, his determination. His swag. He’s gonna be on my mind a lot today. My father’s name was Melvin Combs and I’m Melvin’s son, Sean Combs.
Peace. I’m about to eat my sandwich. Y’all ’bout to make me cry.