Howard University’s choice of commencement speaker this year is more than shocking. The Washington-based University has chosen to have Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy and Puff Daddy, and by the looks of it, the students aren’t happy at all.
Combs’ success is undoubtedly great – he has his own record label, has been working with recording artists worth millions, his name is linked to other famous show biz artists such as Mariah Carey and Usher. The 44 year old college dropout has walked a long way since his break-through in the 1990s. That doesn’t mean that his past stays in the past. The students at the Howard University are extremely displeased with the fact that P. Diddy will be giving this year’s commencement speech. In comparison to last year’s speaker – Bill Clinton – the students think the famous rapper is without doubt an unsuitable choice.
Some of the students have expressed pleasant surprise on Twitter, but it seems like the majority are against the whole idea.