Diddy Flossin’ at Cannes Whilst Son Accepts Financial Aid

Hip hop mogul Diddy has come under fire after his son accepted a full athletic scholarship to UCLA, which many believe could have gone to a less financially stable family.

Although Justin Combs rightfully earned the $54,000 scholarship, critics have slammed the rapper’s son for accepting the significant sum of money, as their family hardly needed the financial assistance, with Diddy worth close to $500 million.

Neshemah Keetin, a fellow UCLA student, in an interview with CBS bemoaned the decision which only seems more irresponsible considering America’s current economic instability.

“UCLA’s athletic department needs to consider the fact that perhaps there is another athlete on the football team who could perhaps really use this scholarship.

“Just being considerate that [with] our economy, students are trying to get to college through athletics and academics as well.”

However, UCLA spokesman Ricardo Vasquez came to the defence of the decision, retorting that, “Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds. Instead, these scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters.”

Diddy didn’t seem too concerned with the backlash, focusing instead on congratulating his son. “As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life. 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.”

However, the Bad Boy Records owner isn’t doing himself any favours either, with his guest appearance in Rick Ross’ latest music video depicting the rappers blatantly flaunting their wealth at Cannes.

The clip itself centres on the self proclaimed ‘Bawse’ of hip hop predictably livin’ large with Diddy at the French Film Festival, surrounded by models and sipping from comically oversized wine glasses.

(video starts at 0:37)


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