*Sean “Diddy” Combs has been quiet on his son – Justin’s – scholarship controversy, allowing the debacle to play itself out. But he admitted to E! Online recently that it didn’t faze him much, but called it a learning experience Justin.
“I wasn’t annoyed at all,” he said. “I kind of welcomed it, because if he’s going to be doing what he’s doing, if he’s going to be in the city of L.A., he has to be able to handle the pressure. So I thought it was a great learning tool for him to be humble, handle it and go out there and prove himself on the field and prove himself at school.”
Justin Combs, 18, currently attends UCLA on a full-ride football scholarship, that’s $54,000. Although his scholarship did not affect need-based financial aid, critics were appalled, noting that he is the son of one of the wealthiest Hip Hop moguls in the industry.
After the announcement was made and wigs were flipped, Justin posted his response on Twitter.
“Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! … PERIOD.”
Romeo Miller backed him up in an interview with The Huffington Post.
“I think that’s all bullcrap…When you’re raising a little kid, you tell that kid to go after their goals and their dreams. And you tell them to work as hard as anybody,” he said. “So for me, I feel that it’s unfortunate people are criticizing him, because this kid worked his butt off to get to where he is. And that’s what I feel for any kid across the world. That’s like telling a newborn baby, ‘Oh this rich baby over here and this poor baby over here, throw the rich baby to the side, we don’t want him to be successful or [have] any talents.”
“So my thing is, if you have the talent or a dream, you just have to go out and go after it regardless of your status. Money never made me. Money comes and goes — that’s what people don’t realize.”