Diddy's Howard University Honorary Degree Revoked Amid Lawsuits
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In addition to revoking his degree, the university decides to end a gift agreement with the Bad Boy Records founder from 2016, and cancel his namesake scholarship program.

AceShowbiz - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs faces more repercussions amid the mounting legal troubles that he's currently facing. In a statement issued on Friday, June 7, Howard University announced that it decided to rescind the rapper's honorary degree.

"The Howard University Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to accept the return by Mr. Sean Combs of the honorary degree conferred upon him in 2014," the statement read. "This acceptance revokes all honors and privileges associated with the degree. Accordingly, the Board has directed that his name be removed from all documents listing honorary degree recipients of Howard University."

In the statement, the university suggested that the decision was influenced by the footage showing the hip-hop mogul assaulting then-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway. "Mr. Combs' behavior as captured in a recently released video is 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," it stated, adding, "The University is unwavering in its opposition to all acts of interpersonal violence."

In addition to revoking his degree, the university decided to end a gift agreement with Combs from 2016, and cancel his namesake scholarship program. It will return $1 million that he gifted to the school and is canceling its pledge agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation that was made last year. "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," the statement concluded.

Diddy has yet to comment on the decision.

The Bad Boy Records founder previously issued an apology after the controversial surveillance footage hit the web. "It's so difficult to reflect on the darkest times in your life," the 54-year-old rapper said in an Instagram video on May 19. "Sometimes you gotta do that. I was f**ked up. I mean I hit rock bottom but I make no excuses. My behavior on that video is inexcusable."

He continued, "I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. Disgusted. I was disgusted then when I did it, I'm disgusted now. I went and I sought out professional help, going to therapy, going to rehab. I had to ask God for his mercy and grace. I'm so sorry, but I'm committed to be a better man. Each and every day." The "I'll Be Missing You" rapper added that he is "not asking for forgiveness" and was "truly sorry."

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