Diddy Explains How He Discovered His Father’s Real Cause of Death During Howard University Commencement Speech(VIDEO)
Diddy’s father, Melvin Combs was shot and killed at the age of 33 while sitting in his car. At the time, Diddy was only three years old and apparently his mother had informed him that his father had died due to a car accident. Once Diddy arrived at Howard University in the late 80s, he dug deeper to discover the truth:
I don’t talk about this often. I was raised by a single mother in Harlem. My dad Mr. Melvin Combs died when I was three years old. My mother lways told me he died in a car accident. Something about that just didn’t feel right. Something was in my soul that was telling me otherwise. So, as soon as a I got [to Howard University] I went to the library and did some reseach. I used the microfilm at Founders to search through all the newspapers. When I type in my father’s name and the day he died I read in The Amsterdam News that he had been murdered in a drug deal gone bad.
Mary J Blige, French Montana and many other celebrities attended the event:
Check out P. Diddy’s full speech at the 2014 Howard University Commencement Ceremony below: