Sean “Diddy” Combs was all smiles as he posed with all six of his kids at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala on January 25, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Combs was the recipient of Saturday’s Grammy Salute to Industry Icons Award, presented by Clive Davis and the Recording Academy.
During his accepted speech, the music mogul chastised the Grammys for their lack of diversity and lack of respect for the hip-hop culture.
“Every year y’all be killing us, man…The amount of time it takes to make these records and you just want an even playing field?” he asked before quoting Erykah Badu as saying, “We are artists and we are sensitive about our ****.”
Combs continued, “Truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point it should be. This current situation is not a revelation. It’s been going on…and it’s not just going on in the film industry, it’s been going on in film and sports.”
Many of the attendees cheered as Combs spoke, but none were as proud of the award recipient as were his children-Justin Dior Combs, Christian Combs, Quincy Brown, D’Lila Star Combs, Chance Combs, and Jessie James Combs.