Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Daughters Send Sweet Message to Dad at MTV VMAs
This Bad Boy is an icon.
Sean “Diddy” Combs proved just that when he hit the stage at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, performing a medley of his biggest hits—including “I’ll Be Missing You” and “Bad Boy for Life”—before being honored with prestigious Global Icon Award. The musical celebration, which looked back at his decades-long career, marked the first time Diddy performed on the VMAs stage since 2005, when he hosted the award show. (See all the stars at the MTV VMAs here.)
Following the performance, Diddy was joined by his kids, with 17-year-old daughter Chance handing him his golden Moon Person trophy.
“Love wins, y’all,” he told the crowd. “This is so surreal. I appreciate you all coming, and just even giving me my flowers and celebrating me.”
He continued, “I grew up watching MTV wishing, ‘Man, I wish one day I could be up there.'”
And in what he called “true Diddy fashion,” the music mogul made sure to note that his new musical project, The Love Album: Off The Grid, is out on Sept. 15. He then invited his 16-year-old twin daughters D’Lila and Jessie to step forward and hold up copies of the record.
Diddy—who is also dad to Quincy, 32, Justin, 29, Christian, 25, and Love, 6 months—added, “If you love that love-making R&B, that dancing R&B and you wanna feel good…The Love Album: Off the Grid.”
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The rapper’s new award joins his already impressive collection of Moonmen, including 1997’s Best R&B Video for “I’ll Be Missing You” and 1998’s Viewer’s Choice for “It’s All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix).”
This year, Diddy’s collab with Bryson Tiller, “Gotta Move On,” is up for Best Rap and Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, his “Creepin'” remix with Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and 21 Savage is also nominated in the Best Collaboration and Best R&B categories.
Ahead of the show, Diddy—who has also gone by the stage names Puff Daddy, Puffy and P. Diddy in the past—said being recognized for his impact on the music industry as both a performer and producer is “surreal.”
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“It’s a dream come true, but I never thought it would happen.” the Bad Boy Records founder told MTV. “It’s a wow moment for me.”
He continued, “Now, to come and bring my whole history with MTV to one stage for one night is a blessing.”
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Watch the 2023 MTV VMAs on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.