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Howard University stripped Diddy of awarded degree

The university dissolved ties with the rapper after his controversial beatings

Howard University cut ties with Sean “Diddy” Combs after hitting a woman. The university stripped the rapper of an honorary degree it gave him and dissolved a scholarship program in his name. The action is a result of the scandal behind a video released where he is seen hitting his ex-girlfriend, R&B singer Cassie.

"Mr. Combs' behavior... is so fundamentally inconsistent with the core values ​​and beliefs of Howard University that he is no longer considered worthy of the institution's highest honor," the board of trustees said in a statement reviewed by the AP. .

According to the text, the board voted unanimously on Friday to accept the return of the honorary title Combs received in 2014. “This acceptance revokes all honors and privileges associated with the title. Accordingly, the board has ordered that her name be removed from all documents listing recipients of honorary degrees from Howard University.”

Domino effect

The board also ordered university administrators to cut financial ties with Combs. It includes the return of a $1 million contribution, the termination of the scholarship program and the dissolution of a 2023 commitment agreement with the Sean Combs Foundation.

Combs admitted last month that he punched his ex-girlfriend Cassie in a hotel hallway in 2016, after CNN published video of the attack. In a statement in video lesson Posted on social media, the singer said he was “truly sorry” and that his actions were “unforgivable.”

“I take full responsibility for my actions in that video. I was upset when I did it. “Now I’m disgusted,” Combs said.

A lawsuit filed last year by Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, unleashed a wave of similar cases and public accusations against Combs.

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