Sean Combs is associated with a number of names, some signaling accomplishments and others describing roles. Puff Daddy, P Diddy, Bad Boy CEO, Ciroc spokesperson, music impresario and businessman, but all of those fall short in stature when compared to his most important role — father. And when the rap mogul received the Triumph Award from Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network, he did it in the spirit it was intended — triumphantly. Triumph in acquisitions, and triumph over accusations. You see Diddy has managed to master a balancing act between good and bad images.
The impressive beat maker has risen to the status of cultural icon, defying all of the odds. Along with his prolific music career, along list of albums which have been certified platinum many times over his three Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, the successful television show “Making the Band” and his popular award winning clothing line Sean John, other non-music achievements include a movie production company, and two restaurants. Forbes magazine named him the richest man in hip-hop earlier this year.
Diddy was humbled as he accepted the award, saying it’s an honor to be recognized in this type of atmosphere, saying “When you get an award of this magnitude by such a prestigious organization you ask yourself, ‘are you truly worthy of this award?’” He is a role model who gives credence to the call of an entire generation to be heard and valued.