Diddy officially returned to his alma mater Howard University to surprise the students and fulfill a promise to donate $1 million USD.
Sean “Diddy” Combs made an appearance at the university’s annual Yardfest homecoming event where he publicly handed over a generous seven figure cheque the university’s president, Dr. Ben Vinson III. As a proud alumnus, Diddy’s visit to the university was not just about a financial contribution but rather reaffirming an unwavering commitment the music mogul once made regarding preserving the HBCUs.
Aside from presenting the cheque, Diddy also took to the stage to perform some of his greatest hits including, “It’s All About the Benjamins,” “I Need a Girl (Pt. 1),” and “Act Bad.” He also brought out Kalan.FrFr and Jozzy to perform racks from his newest album The Love Album: Off the Grid. Diddy also gave a speech to express his sentiments in front of the student body. He shared, “As someone who attended Howard University and values the transformative experience of historically Black colleges, it remains crucial that we strive to protect and uphold their legacy. This donation to Howard is not just a financial contribution. It’s also a reaffirmation of our commitment to a cultural institution that has touched countless lives. It’s about ensuring that HBCUs continue to receive the support they rightfully deserve.”