“We are honored to have Mr. Combs serve as our speaker,” Interim President Wayne A.I. Frederick said. “He sat in classrooms where our students sit, walked ‘The Yard,’ and like many students, his entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at Howard. We know he will inspire our class to work hard and to always strive for excellence.”
Despite the controversy surrounding Diddy’s selection as this year’s speaker, he delivered a passionate, inspirational speech. Along with Diddy, speeches were also made by Wolf Blitzer, Benny Golson, Clive Callender, and Indra K. Nooyi.
Watch Diddy’s speech below: