Thursday, October 24, 2013

'My father was a hustler. He was a drug dealer': Sean 'Diddy' Combs opens up


Sean 'Diddy' Combs opened up for the first time on Wednesday about his father, who was killed when he was just 3 years old.

A known associate of convicted drug dealer Frank Lucas, Melvin Combs was shot dead while sitting in his car in New York City at the age of 33 - something the hip-hop mogul made the decision not to publicly talk about until now.

'My father was killed when I was 3 yrs old. we never got to share the moments that made me a man today..but he lives in my spirit..now I'm ready to tell the story YOUTUBE.COM/REVOLTTV #MelvinsSon,' Diddy posted on Twitter, with a link to his new music television project, Revolt TV. Continue for more pictures and video after the cut.....



'I have his hustler's mentality, his hustler's spirit': Sean 'Diddy' Combs opened up for the first time as he launched new music TV network Revolt

In the intimate video titled 'Confessions', the 43-year-old sits down in his New York City apartment at 5.47am to talk about the father he barely knew yet still managed to shape him.
'Being that my father was killed when I was three years old, I don't have a lot of memories of my father,' he begins.

'They say you can't miss something you never had, but that's only a little ways right. There's definitely been times as I've gotten older that I've missed my father - his presence - not being here... There's things that you would ask your father. There's also things that you would celebrate with him that would make him proud.'
Referring to Melvin as a 'hustler', the successful entrepreneur and businessman cites his father's shortcomings as the inspiration to really make something of his own life.

See more photos of Diddy as he headed out for an early meal at Beverly Hill  that same day, after revealing that his father was 'gonna be on my mind a lot today'

Bringing back memories: The hip-hop mogul looked lost in thought as he headed out for an early meal in Beverly Hills that same day, after revealing that his father was 'gonna be on my mind a lot today'
Rolling with the homies: The star was accompanied by girlfriend Casandra 'Cassie' Ventura and a male pal at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, before his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later that night
The star was accompanied by girlfriend Casandra 'Cassie' Ventura and a male pal at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ, before his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! later that night

Here is what he said:

'My father was a hustler. He was a drug dealer and he was a hustler, so I learned early in life that there's only two ways out of that dead-end jail. It made me work even harder.
'Sometimes you can't just answer why things happen, but I definitely think the route that I went on
- staying out of the streets and hitting my books and trying to be somebody - I think he played a role in that,' he says.
'I have his hustler's mentality, his hustler's spirit, his drive, his determination, his swag.'
The clip concludes with a rather poignant statement: 'He's gonna be on my mind a lot today. My father's name was Melvin Combs and I'm Melvin's son, Sean Combs.'

Watch video here


Designer duds: The star sported a denim jacket with black leather sleeves over his white Revolt T-shirt, baggy jeans and white high-top sneakers with gold detail as he left the eatery
The star sported a denim jacket with black leather sleeves over his white Revolt T-shirt, baggy

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