Where is the justice? Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs (pictured) whose wealth is guesstimated by “Forbes Magazine” to be hovering around $550 million, is the proud papa of his eldest child Justin (pictured), who just graduated from high school. Nothing wrong with that…except…the boy also landed a $54,000 football scholarship to attend the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), reports the Daily Mail.
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Justin, who is Diddy’s son with former gal pal Misa Hylton-Brim (pictured below, on Justin’s left) will attend the institution and play for the famous Bruins. The scholarship is only awarded to a select few, those who have demonstrated athletic prowess and who are academically gifted.
Reportedly, Justin signed off on his national letter of intent to attend UCLA and play for its team with his mega bucks dad by his side back in February on National Signing Day.
Before signing his letter of intent, when Justin first committed himself to playing with the UCLA team last November while still in attendance at Iona Prep High School in New Rochelle, New York, Diddy released a statement to ESPN LAabout the major accomplishment in his son’s life:
“This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about,” Combs said in the statement. “Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream.”
In order to further improve his football game, Justin attended football camps and clinics and even honed his skills further by spending some time with and learning a few pointers from Jets star cornerback Darrelle Revis.
Perhaps even more importantly, potential recruits to UC’LA’s program must not only be award-winning on the field, but, academically, have logged test scores above the national average.
After Justin tossed his tasseled graduation cap up in the air on Wednesday, Diddy sat proudly watching his son and even admitted that he was moved to shed a few tears, tweeting: