Diddy woke up like this: dancing to James Brown and preparing to deliver today’s (May 10) commencement speech at Howard University. Returning to his alma mater for the coveted honor, the hip-hop mogul will also receive an honorary doctorate degree from HU, along with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
“In selecting the individuals who will be awarded honorary degrees, Howard University continues the tradition of identifying leaders whose work has clearly contributed to the advancement of their fields and the world. We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker,” a statement from Howard reads. “He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”
And this morning, those who could not head to The Yard in D.C. to witness Diddy speak, can check out a live stream of his commencement address online.
Watch Diddy take the Howard University podium here.