- Thu Sep 28, 2017, 8:21 PM GMT
The Bad Boy Records founder leads Forbes' list of biggest-earning hip-hop stars for two consecutive years.READ MORE
Often changing his stage name, P. Diddy was actually born Sean John Combs on November 4, 1969 in Harlem, New York. During his high school years, due to his habit of puffing out his chest to make his body seemed bigger, he earned the nickname "puffy". Majored in business administration at Howard University, he had shown a strong business instinct early on as he managed to produce weekly dance parties and run an airport shuttle service in between classes. After dropping out of the institution, he took internship at Uptown Records and was recruited as a talent director before reaching the position of vice president. Successfully recruiting mainstream artists, he decided to leave the company and established his own record label.
Diddy started his Bad Boy in 1993 and secured recording deals with future-famous artists like Mariah Carey, Method Man, Babyface, TLC, Boyz II Men, Lil' Kim, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and Biggie Smalls a.k.a. Notorious B.I.G. The sudden death of Big in March 1997 prompted Diddy to write a tribute song entitled "I'll be Missing You". Included in his debut album and launched his clothing line, Sean John. In the years to come, he had more albums in the market, they were "The Saga Continues..." (2001), "Press Play" (2006), and "Last Train to Paris" (2010).
Diddy tops the list with $130 million, followed by Beyonce and J.K. Rowling at No. 2 and 3, while Kylie and her sister Kim Kardashian are among TV personalities making into the list.READ MORE
The documentary follows pioneering label Bad Boy Records founded by Diddy and features big artists such as Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, Mase, Mary J. Blige and DMX.READ MORE
Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman and Drake also make the Forbes' list of hip-hop's wealthiest artists, which was published on Wednesday, May 10.READ MORE
The music mogul is sued by Cindy Rueda, who worked for him until May 8, 2016, after he allegedly asked her to serve a post-coital meal and made inappropriate comments about his naked body to her.READ MORE
The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister breaks Met Gala's no-selfie rule by taking picture with her sisters Kim and Kendall, as well as celebrity guests like A$AP Rocky, Paris Jackson and Frank Ocean.READ MORE