Howard University’s Controversial Commencement Speaker: Sean “Diddy” Combs!

Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014 2:33 PM GMT

Back in 1990 he threw in the towel on his college education, so it’s a bit surprising that Sean Diddy Combs has been invited to speak at his would-be alma mater Howard University’s graduation.

The Washington DC school made the announcement on Tuesday (April 15) and quickly began receiving criticism from students and alumni alike.

Naysayers were quick to point out that the “Bad Boy For Life” hadn’t taken his own college career seriously and wondered why he was being paraded as an example to the student body.

As this year’s speaker, Diddy joins the ranks of past honorees such as Maya Angelou, Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Clinton.

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