Why Howard University has revoked Diddy's honorary doctorate degree

The university is also returning a $1 million contribution he made and terminating a 2023 pledge worth $1 million with his Foundation


The Howard University, where controversial mogul and music producer Sean Diddy Combs got his honorary degree from, is distancing itself from the father of 7.

The university on Friday made a significant announcement, revealing that its Board of Trustees has decided to revoke Diddy's honorary doctorate degree. This decision comes in the wake of a recently surfaced video depicting an assault by Diddy on his then-girlfriend, the award-winning singer Cassie, back in 2016, within a Los Angeles hotel.

Sean who famously goes by the moniker, P.Diddy, got his degree back in 2014. He first joined the institution in 1987 after completing High School pursuing a degree in business and administration studies but dropped out in his second year.

A statement released by Howard University board of trustees members notes that the institution has found the veteran musician's behavior "so fundamentally incompatible with Howard University’s core values and beliefs that he is deemed no longer worthy to hold the institution’s highest honor."

Not only is the university revoking his degree they are also scrubbing the mogul's name from all documents listing him among Howard's honorary degree recipients.

To add onto their keen efforts to distance themselves Mr. Combs following all the sexual assault and human trafficking charges levied against him, the school announced they are also disbanding a scholarship program in his name as well.

And as if that is not enough, they stated they would be returning a $1 million contribution that the father of 7 had made to the university back in 2016, and terminating a 2023 pledge agreement worth another $1 million with his the Sean Combs Foundation.

The statements notes, "no payments toward the $1 million pledge have been due or made by the Sean Combs Foundation as of this date. Therefore no funds are due to be returned under the 2023 pledge agreement," 

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