Should Puff Daddy's Son Give Back The Money

United States
May 30, 2012 2:27pm CST
I just read a story about Sean "Diddy" Combs and his son who just got a $54,000 scholarship to UCLA. His son who received a 3.75 GPA, and has been a student athlete is more than deserving of the scholarship, but with such a wealthy father should he give the money back. This one is a tough one for me. On one half Diddy is considered the richest mogul in the Hip Hop industry, but on the other hand as a parent I teach my children to pave their own path in life, and not depend on me for everything. What are your thoughts people?
4 responses
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
30 May 12
If that is Puff Daddy's intention I think it's fine. Puff Daddy may be the richest hip hop dude around but he does know his roots and teaching kids to be independent is the greatest gift a father can give his son. Much like the story I read some time ago about Bill Gates telling his son to earn his first car instead of just asking him for one. My son is now on his own and I'm proud of him. I taught him independence the ghetto way. To go with his gut, search for his dream, work hard and grab the good opportunities that is presented him along the way.
• United States
30 May 12
I think any responsible parent does the same. We may not all have millions of dollars, but we can all arm our children with the knowledge they need to survive.
@wolveren (1569)
• Cebu, Philippines
31 May 12
Yes, arm our children with the right knowledge to stay afloat in any system that is out to milk us for every drop. My kids are there in the US now with their mother. I taught them how to use everything to their advantage without getting the heat on them. And of course not to be too distracted with anything society throws at them to throw them off guard and off the track or path of their goals. You see, in my country it is more obvious that we are all played out and dumbed down that the masses are very much ignorant about the law. As a matter of fact we just had an impeachment hearing here against a chief justice. The drama along with the media and their blunders only show that even some people in office as well as the senate people who are doing the impeachment are very much ignorant with the laws they made themselves. It's a long story. But I find it very amusing.
• United States
11 Jun 12
Well it's been a while since one of our leaders was impeached, so the US may be in the same boat. So how is it having your kids so far away?
11 Jun 12
Sports Stars are often given a scholarship for their talents in their Sport to secure the player ahead of other rivals.
• United States
11 Jun 12
Puff's son must be quite an athlete if he warranted this scholarship.
@trinale (1480)
• United States
31 May 12
I think it would show real character in both Puff and his son if they passed the scholarship on to someone not as fortunate. But I'm pretty sure if there's no way for them to get a tax break, that's not going to happen. Cheers, Stan
• United States
11 Jun 12
In this situation, I think his son should hold on to it. He earned it under his own merit, and just because his father has money, does not mean the son should not try to make his own way.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
30 May 12
So long as the boy earned this scholarship on his own merits,and there were no stipulations about not having a Famous rich Dad in order to get it,I see no other issue here..He earned it,He got it.Good Luck to him...
• United States
30 May 12
I know a lot of people will say it was his father's influence that pushed him past the other candidates, but he sounds like he is a smart kid who is trying to build a good future for himself.