Diddy donates $1 million to Deion Sanders, Howard University
At BET Awards Sean “Diddy” Combs used the spotlight and turned it into a big night for Howard University and Jackson State football.
The music and cultural icon pledged to donate a million dollars to his alma mater and Deion Sanders’ program after accepting an award on show.
Kenneth Edmonds took to the stage to present the award to Combs and as a surprise Kanye West also made an appearance.
“I want to donate a million dollars to Howard University,” Combs said in front of the crowd while accepting his award, presented by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Kanye West.
“Also I’m gonna drop another million dollars on Deion Sanders and Jackson State, because we should play for us. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart, I love y’all — peace.” he added
Diddy attended Howard in the late 1980s before becoming an intern at Uptown Records under the guidance of the late Andre Harrell.
He even gave the university’s commencement address a few years back, despite leaving school early.
As for Deion Sanders and Jackson State, the Pro Hall of Fame football coach has made an immediate impact since taking over the program during the pandemic.
Diddy wants to bring in top-notch talent and used the stage of the BET Awards to let the world know about that.