Diddy (Jr.) Goes to College
You may have heard that Sean Coombs (AKA Diddy, P.Diddy, Puff Daddy) is in the news again, after his son was accepted on a full college scholarship to UCLA.
18-year-old Justin Coombs played his high-school football in New York, and was recruited not only by UCLA, but also Virginia University, Illinois and Wyoming. He was offered full scholarships from all four schools.
Justin, proud of his work ethic (not only on the field - he had a 3.75 GPA in the classroom) took to Twitter to defend being offered, and ultimately taking the scholarship.
"Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!!"
"Regardless of what you do in life every1 is gonna have their own opinion. Stay focused, keep that tunnel vision & never 4get why u started."
Good for you Justin. You likely have earned that scholarship.
With that being said, Sean Coombs is worth $475 Million dollars. Should a young man, who worked hard to earn a scholarship, turn it down if his family is already wealthy.
Diddy showed his son love on his 16th birthday, handing over the keys to a $360,000 Maybach. If that isn't wealth - I don't know what is.
Meanwhile, UCLA has had money problems of its own. Borrowing $2 Million from Student Activity fees to cover an athletic funding gap. So forcing a wealthy kid to pay his $54,000 tuition fee shouldn't be too burdensome, should it?
Although this may have less to do with money, and more about fame for the University. Tim Floyd, former basketball coach with USC says that fame for the university was one of the main reasons he offered a scholarship to Master P's Son Romeo.
Though that didn't work well for either party. USC hasn't been a player on the national stage for years, and Romeo he left the Trojans after 2 seasons.
To Diddy Jr, I wish you the best of luck, and hope that you turn out to be a better football player, than your dad is a rapper.