Sean “Diddy” Combs is delivering words of inspiration to the 2014 graduates of Howard University this morning. And thanks to benefits of modern technology, we all get to tune in via live-stream!
You can check out all festivities — including Diddy’s commencement address and receiving of his honorary doctorate — on Howard University’s website, ABC, and of course on REVOLT.TV. Word on the street is Nas, will.i.am and Brett Ratner are expected to be in attendance, too!
In addition to the live stream, Diddy’s new network REVOLT will be “bringing you in-depth coverage from D.C., including a photo gallery from the commencement speech, a recap of the sure-to-be-inspiring address, and BTS footage from the momentous day.”
As we reported earlier, a handful of students spoke out against the university’s decision to name Puff — a Howard dropout — as the commencement speaker. However, the Washington D.C. institution stood firm by their choice and Diddy ignored the critics. “For one of the first times in my life I am truly speechless,” the media mogul shared with his Instagram followers. “There are no words to describe the feeling I had when I heard the news that @HowardU was presenting me with an Honorary Doctorate degree and inviting me to give the keynote commencement address on May 10th. @howardU I’m coming home! Thank you to @WFrederickMD, the Howard University Board of Trustees and all of the students of Howard University #TurnUp #Bison4Life”
Live coverage kicks off at 9:30 a.m. EST. Don’t miss out!
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1. Diddy Hosts First Annual "Upfront" Event
When Diddy announced his new TV channel, REVOLT, we knew that it would be beyond huge. The mogul has even more plans for the network and announced a few of them at his first annual "Upfront" in NYC last night. Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy of "The Breakfast Club" showed up to party with Diddy and Childish Gambino even performed. Check out these pics from the exciting event.
2. Diddy Posts With "The Breakfast Club" Crew
The mogul partied with "The Breakfast Club" crew, Angela Yee, Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy.
3. Andre Harrell & Ericka Pittman
REVOLT Vice Chairman Andre Harrell and PR maven Ericka Pittman posed together for a carpet pic.
4. Andre Harrell & Sharon Carpenter
The REVOLT TV correspondent smiled along with Harrell.
5. Ericka Pittman, Blue Flame Agency Vice President
Pittman makes an appearance at the pivotal annual event.
The mogul speaks to the crowd about his television takeover in the form of REVOLT TV, which will be airing new projects, including the "Making The Brand" docu-series and the "Road To Truth" initiative.
7. Diddy & Revolt Hosts Sibley & DJ Damage
Diddy has given a few fresh faces a chance to live out their dreams as TV correspondents.
8. Childish Gambino
The hip hop star performed for the crowd.
9. Childish Gambino
The rapper graced the stage to hype the crowd.
10. Childish Gambino
Gambino poses backstage.
11. Chuck Creekmur
The CEO of "allhiphop.com" made an appearance at the event.
12. Diddy & Revolt Hosts
The mogul poses with more REVOLT hosts.
13. Rae Holliday
The "Stuff Fly People Like" blogger was all smiles at the event.
14. Reaching The Masses
Diddy looks on at the crowd.
15. Diddy Has Some Fun On Stage
Diddy and REVOLT's EVP of Ad Sales and Integrated Marketing Bob Gruters joke around on stage.
16. Diddy Works The Red Carpet
Diddy greets the red carpet reporters.
17. Sharon Carpenter
The new REVOLT TV correspondent was all smiles on the carpet.
18. Andy Schuon and Russell Simmons
REVOLT President Co-Founder Andy Schuon and Simmons make an appearance.
19. REVOLT Red Carpet
20. Russell Simmons and Diddy
The two moguls were seen talking to each other during the event.
The REVOLT Chairman looks so fresh and so clean in his dapper suit.
22. Childish Gambino
The crowd parties with Gambino.
23. "The Breakfast Club" Crew
The radio crew will definitely be adding some spice to the REVOLT TV lineup with their show.
24. Angela Yee
"The Breakfast Club" host keeps it cute and casual on the carpet.
25. Charlamagne Tha God
The controversial radio DJ joined his "Breakfast Club" crew for the event.
26. DJ Envy
"The Breakfast Club" host poses on the carpet.
27. "The Breakfast Club" Makes An Appearance
Charlamagne, Angela and DJ Envy take the stage to speak to the crowd.