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Diddy Donates $1M Toward Howard University Students' Debt

It really is all about the Benjamins, baby.
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE8XDYkkgK4" target="_blank">Mr. Cheesecake</a> is giving back to his alma mater.&nb
Mr. Cheesecake is giving back to his alma mater. 

Just because Sean “Diddy” Combs is a multimillionaire doesn’t mean he’s blind to the financial hardships college students face. The music mogul donated $1 million to Howard University students who have an outstanding tuition balance on Thursday.

During his Bad Boy Reunion concert in Washington, D.C., Diddy brought the historically black university’s president, Frederick A.I. Wayne, Ph.D., onstage and presented him with the check for current students “that can’t pay their financial aid.”

Diddy, who attended the college when he was young and received an honorary degree in 2014, wrote in an Instagram post that his education from Howard helped “to fuel my success in business and life.” 

“This scholarship will make it possible for the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams and achieve greatness,” the former Bison wrote. “I know that Howard students are intelligent, talented, passionate, and their hard work will shape the future. This gift will make sure the whole world knows what they are capable of doing!!”

In a Snapchat post after his show, Diddy announced that the donation is the beginning of the Sean Combs Scholarship Fund.

With people across the country owing roughly $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, it’s good to know that Howard students can focus on other things now since Diddy has paid off their debt― like getting lit at homecoming.

Take that, take that. 

Watch Diddy present the check to Howard University’s president in the video below.

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