Diddy Gives Howard University Commencement Speech (Video)

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diddy Gives Howard University Commencement Speech

One of the perks of being a celebrity is that universities and colleges will rush to give you honorary degrees just for being you—even if you dropped out from their very same educational programs decades earlier. Such was the case with Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was invited to receive an honorary doctorate and give a commencement speech to the school’s 2014 graduates.

The speech is 38 minutes long, and opens with a solid 10 or 15 minutes of jokes on Combs’ own behalf (many of them about the irony of having dropped out of Howard University only to get a doctorate years later). If you’re a Diddy completist, it might be worth carving out a spare half hour or so to watch the speech.

You can do that by checking out the video below, which features the entirety of Diddy’s 2014 Howard University commencement speech. But remember, kids, it’s probably still a good idea to stay in school.

Here’s the video: