Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Diddy to Receive an Honorary Doctorate


Backlash after Howard University drop out Sean Diddy Combs chosen to receive an honorary doctorate and give this year's commencement speech…

Howard University announced yesterday that Diddy, who famously dropped out of Howard to intern at Uptown Records for Andre Harrell, will speak at this years commencement ceremony and receive an honorary doctorate degree. 

Twitter immediately lit up with critics and supporters alike. 











32 comments:

Anonymous said...

A mess

Anonymous said...

Blacks are the only fools who believes you can only achieve success by graduating from a white institution.

It'll never end!

Anonymous said...

This clown gets an honorary doctorate degree. It's amazing what a person gets when they sell their soul.

Anonymous said...

So what is the message that Howard trying to send to students and parents?! You just wasted a boatload of money and time for something that you could've gotten for just a little time watching someone who has already done it! Do exactly what you want to hear, after the fact!

Your Highness said...

The twitter comments were funny, but I think Diddy is a good commencement speaker selection. I personally find him rather ambitious, driven and highly intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Now that we have your money.........!!!!!!

Tippie Toes said...

I don't see why HOWARD is offended unless he hasn't given back.

Anonymous said...

Diddy, orchestrated this whole thing for publicity....He is paying for the degree and the priviiledge to speak. Its a business move. I thought he told you that he wont stop.......

Anonymous said...

he knows nothing of what those students have been through or where they are going...how inspired can they get from his speech when we hear everything he has or does in his music.What does that mean when the likes of p diddy who never sat in a classroom slaving over tons of paper tells someone who has what they should do with a degree they earned and one he didn't?

Ms. Lee said...

Tuh.

Anonymous said...

@12: 28 TRUTH!!!!

Diddy is a businessman and a smart driven one at that. Honorary Degree's have always been giving out to people who haven't graduated. Diddy won't be the first and most certainly will not be the last.

Niyabinghi Warrior said...

Those twitter comments were hilarious lol

Bee Gee said...

Lmao @ Ms. Lee!

Don't trip y'all. These honorary "degrees" are nothing more than these institutions making an investment in their financial futures or delivery of payment for services previously rendered.

Harpo Winfrey has an honorary Doctors of Law degree from Harvard, an honorary Doctors of Fine Arts degree from Princeton, and a Doctors of Humane Letters degree from Duke.

$Financial Investments$

Anonymous said...

What that hell

Anonymous said...

Take dat, take dat!

Bee Gee said...

Kermit the Frog has one and Mike Tyson got one in 1989. Of course, this is when he was 9-time defending Heavyweight champion, filthy rich, and regarded as the baddest man on the planet. I'ma just leave it at that..

Anonymous said...

'Diddy to Receive an Honorary Doctorate.' 'Cause lawwwwwwwwwwwwd knows, he couldn't get one on his own volition. smh Next.

Anonymous said...

Money comes, money goes but NO ONE can take away your education.

Magick said...

say it aint so@Bee Gee....I never knew that

Bee Gee said...

@Magick - I kid you not, bruh. I saw it on some documentary about Jim Henson a few years ago.

Magick said...

@Bee Gee, good fuckin grief yo. But what you said about Tyson though, I am floored on that. He has to be THE most dysfunctional speaker of the english language EVER

Sorry, had to get that one out....

Anonymous said...

Big Up To HBCU's!!!
The check was LARGE I'm sure....
Signed Non-Graduate.
EDUCATION >money

Bee Gee said...

Lmao @ Magick.

You're right man. It's INSANE, especially when you put it in perspective. Mike Tyson never even graduated high school. He was a self-admitted menace to society as a kid - knockin' out old ladies in elevators n' shit. But the combination code known as Money & Fame opens doors that simply don't exist otherwise... and through that door walks Dr. Mike Tyson.

..Oh yeh, the same school (Central State University) gave Don King the same honor. I guess when you don't have a big football or basketball program you gotta come up with some kinda way to make money for the school, bruh..

Anonymous said...

What contributin has he made to society besides helping to introduce shiny suits to the world, selling alcohol, getting parties shot up and helping to create a brood of bastard kids?

His college-age son don't even go to Howard!!!!!

What a poor choice of a speaker

Anonymous said...

I know Ms Lee is pissed about this shit, lmao.

Magick said...

@Bee Gee, indeed bruh, you make total sense

Anonymous said...

Howard should be shamed of themselves - wonder why they are paying Diddy back because you know there is more to this story!

Anonymous said...

ashamed

Anonymous said...

I second that! Poor choice of a speaker and “What is he going to say to a room full of scholars...I drop out- but look at me now I’m famous. Money= power= thank you Mr. Diddy for your huge donations

Scrumptous Bomb Diggidy Darn Good Honey Buns said...

really?

might as well hand them out to all the hustlers then...

Anonymous said...

@8:15
Right!! There's plenty of Howard DropOut Drug Kingpins in the DC/Md Metro.
They can swing 250k for one a them honorary joints...
I would be highly offended if it were my graduating class.

Anonymous said...

I don't give a fuck ! If I'm a parent who has busted my ass to pay for my kid to go to Howard and then I got to listen to this devil worshipping clown at the graduation ! Man fuck him and his money ! That's a slap in the face .

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