Call him P Diddy, call him Puff daddy- he is the daddy of controversies (well, one of). P Diddy is an American Rapper with multiple talents.
|Full Name:||Sean John Combs|
|Stage Name:||P Diddy / Puff Daddy|
|Birthday:||4 November 1969|
|Place Of Origin:||New York City, US|
|Age:||51 years old|
|Height:||6 feet 1 inches|
|Total Net Worth:||$740 million|
P Diddy’s early life
Born on November 4, 1969 to Janice Smalls and Melvin Earl Combs to, Sean Combs AKA “P Diddy” was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. His father served in the US Air force, while his mother was an assistant teacher and a model by profession. Sean combs was merely 2 years of age, when his father was shot dead in his car. He was accused of peddling drugs with a very famous dealer, Frank Lucas.
He attended the Mount Saint Michael Academy, where he was a football champion. Under his leadership, his team won a match in 1986. Talking about his name, he recalled that everybody would call him “Puff”, because as a child he puffed a lot when he wasn’t happy with something or lost his cool. He pursued his business majors from Harvard University. When he was in the second year of college, he left his degree. But, destiny has its own plans. In 2014, he revisited the University to accept his Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. He even was the one to deliver Harvard University’s 146th Commencement Address.
P Diddy’s Personal life
Sean Comb was in an intimate affair with Misa Hylton-Brim. The couple even have a child together. Justin, the first child of P Diddy (from Misa) was born in 1993. He was also in an unstable relationship with Kimberly Porter. The two dated for quite a long time (1994 – 2007). When they were together, Sean adopted Kimberley’s son from her previous partner Al B. Sure. They also have a son and two twin daughters together. Kimberly passed away after suffering from pneumonia. A few months before Kimberly gave birth two her twin daughters, Sarah Chapman gave birth to “Chance” who was biologically the daughter of Sean.
How tall is P Diddy?
Sean Comb is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 94 kilos. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.
P Diddy’s Career milestones
Sean Comb worked as an intern at Uptown Records in New York City. He was positioned as director and was a part of the development process of the quartet “Jodeci”. He was quite popular in his college days and was one of the most sought after people, when it came to organising events. In 1991, he organised a fundraising event for AIDS, with Heavy D. The event was held in the gymnasium of City College of New York. A basketball event was also conducted before the “Heavy D event”, intending to charity. The tickets for the event were oversold and there was a big chaos caused at the venue. Nine people lost their lives in the event due to stampede.
Combs joined hands with “Arista Records” in 1993, and established his own label with the name “Bad Boy Entertainment”. He was joined in his journey to success by The Notorious B.I.G. AKA Christopher Wallace, who was a debutant in those days. He also worked with several renowned names like Craig Mack, Carl Thomas, Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Lil’ Kim, TLC and Mariah Carey and produced some of the best pieces with them.
His debut single was “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” that was a major hit, so much that it stuck to the Billboard Hot 100 chart for as many as 28 weeks. “No way out” was his debut album that was released under the banner of “Bad Boy Records”. The album was initially being released as “Hell up in Harlem” but the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. caused a stir in everyone’s lives. They therefore had to change its name to “No way Out”.
P. Daddy’s achievements and awards
In 2009, he won the “NAACP Image Awards” in the category Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for “A Raisin in the Sun”. In 2002, she won the “BET Awards” in the category “Video of the Year” for “Pass the Courvoisier, Part II” and “Coca-Cola Viewer’s Choice Award” for “Bump Bump Bump”. In 2011, he won the same award in the category “Best group” for “Diddy – Dirty Money”. In 2009, he was presented with the “BET Hip Hop Awards” in the category “Hustler of the year”. Again in 2011 he was presented with the same award in the same category. He won the “MTV Video Music Awards” two times, once in 1997 and then in 1998.
In 1997, he won in the category “Best R&B Video for “I’ll Be Missing You” and in 1998, it was in the category “Viewer’s Choice” for “It’s All About the Benjamins”. Grammy’s are one of the most prestigious awards. Sean Comb was presented with the Grammy awards 3 times. In 1998, he won it twice. Once for “No way out”, in the category “Best Rap Album” and again for “I’ll Be Missing You” in the category “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group”. In 2004, he won the Grammy for “Shake Ya Tailfeather” in the category “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group”.
P Diddy’s net worth
With his label Bad Boy Records, and a successful music career, he has a net worth of $740 Million.
Sean Comb has been a true inspiration for many, for the way he created a career and a label for himself. He has even paved the way to success for many other artists. Talking about dreams, believing them and determination, Sean asserts, “Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and dream but then open your eyes and see.”