Hip Hop's major mogul Sean Combs (better known to us as Diddy) was one of five black entertainers who were recognized for their accomplishments in the urban culture at BETs Honors ceremony last night. Hosted by Gabrielle Union, the awards show recognized the accomplishments of Whitney Houston (Entertainment), Queen Latifah (Media), renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Keith Black (Public Service), educator Dr. Ruth Simmons (Education) and as we mentioned, Sean "Diddy" Combs (Entrepreneur).
Diddy explained the importance of being honored during his speech. "I've won a lot of awards before, but I've never been honored," he told the crowd. "And being honored, it feels totally different. Especially to be honored by your people, thank-you very much. I'm truly humble, there's a lot of people out there that know my story but there's a lot of people out there that don't. My father was killed when I was three years old so my mother, like millions of black mothers in America, she was a single mother of two raising a family on her own."
Diddy – Speech At BET Honors Award Show