Diddy received an honorary doctorate in Humanities from Howard University on Saturday as he delivered this year’s commencement speech.
Diddy — now Dr. Combs — once attended Howard University but decided to leave after his second year to pursue a career in the music industry following an internship offer with Uptown Records.
In his speech to graduates, Diddy said it was that very risk that Howard staff encouraged him to take — even if it resulted in him never finishing his degree.
Because he never finished his degree, many Howard University students took issue with Diddy delivering the commencement speech. However, despite the controversy Diddy received a warm welcome and a standing ovation as he shared his story.
Watch Diddy deliver his speech below!