Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs made a surprise appearance at Howard University’s Yardfest over the weekend to make good on his $1 million pledge to the university.
Before Combs presented the check to Dr. Ben Vinson III, president of Howard University, he took to the stage to perform a medley of his greatest hits.
“As someone who attended Howard University and values the transformative experience of historically Black colleges, it remains crucial that we strive to protect and uphold their legacy,” Combs stated.
The donation is part of the promise Combs made during the 2022 BET Awards to donate to HBCUs Howard and Jackson State University.
In August, Combs donated $1 million to Jackson State University’s football program.
“This donation to Howard is not just a financial contribution; it’s also a reaffirmation of our commitment to a cultural institution that has touched countless lives. It’s about ensuring that HBCUs continue to receive the support they rightfully deserve,” said Combs.
President Vinson expressed his gratitude for the generous donation.
“This is such a tremendously meaningful gift to Howard University, and we are deeply grateful. Since his days here as a student, Sean Combs has always credited Howard for helping him become the groundbreaking entertainer and entrepreneur that he has become. His gift will have a profound impact on our students, paving the way for future leaders. We are honored to have Sean Combs as a part of our Bison family,” said President Vinson.
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