AceShowbiz - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' successful career as a hip-hop star has fortunately saved him from shady business that took the life of his father. The Bad Boy record founder's dad Melvin Earl Combs served in the U.S. Air Force, but had to become to a drug dealer to make ends meet. When Diddy was only 2 years old, his father was shot to death while sitting in his car on Central Park West in botched drug deal, a fact that the rapper didn't discover until he attended college.
"Right there in that library I realized there's nothing greater than a mother's love and desire to protect her child," he said of his mother's effort to shield him from the harrowing truth. Diddy also had great respect for his late dad, as he remembered him a 2013 video tribute. Calling him "a hustler," he opened up about having little memories of his father, "They say you can't miss something you never had, but that's only a little ways right."