Diddy Honoured At The VMAs With Global Icon Award

By Edem Latsu Nukafu

Tuesday (Sept. 12) evening MTV VMA’s annual event in New Jersey Prudential Center witnessed appearances from a fortune of big names across all genres.
One of the significant guests of the night was Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was honoured with the Global Icon Award for his relentless profound contributions to music and culture. The moment marked his first appearance at MTV’s grand event since he oversaw emcee obligations in 2005.

After a heartfelt opening from Mary J. Blige, the Harlem native stepped to the stage to perform classics like “I’ll Be Missing You,” “It’s All About the Benjamins,” “Bad Boy For Life,” “Last Night,” “Mo Money Mo Problems,” and “I Need A Girl Part 2.” He was also joined on stage by Yung Miami, Keyshia Cole, his son King Combs, and daughters, D’Lila, Jessie and Chance.


Subsequently, after the star-studded performance, Diddy delivered an emotional speech about his modest outsets and longevity in his groundbreaking profession. “Love wins, y’all. Love wins. This is so surreal,” he began. “I would be in the clubs dancing in New York, doing my Diddy bop, and then people would see me and they would cast me for videos. That’s how I fell in love with the music industry. I saw the executives and I wanted to chase that dream.”

The media mogul furthered and stated, “You just gotta keep dreaming. I know sometimes, you get hit with those hard things… I thank God for this choice that he made for me to be able to touch you with my music, give you a good time, make you dance, make you feel good, that’s the only intention.”

Meanwhile, the Bad Boy Entertainment bankroller will on Friday (Sept. 15) bless the world with The Love Album: On The Grid, his first full-length music project since 2015’s MMM (Money Makin Mitch). The Weeknd, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, H.E.R., Ty Dolla $ign, Summer Walker, French Montana, and more will make appearances on the album.

Writer’s email: edemlatsu093@gmail.com

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