Sean “Diddy” Combs is all about love. The Hip Hop mogul tells Vanity Fair how the death of his children’s mother, Kim Porter, inspired him to immerse himself in what he calls the “Love Era.”
“I had to start to deal with it when I lost Kim.” Diddy says when speaking of the mother of three of his kids. “I was like, ‘Man, you had it.'”
“I’m not saying I would do any of it differently,” he adds of Porter, whom he describes as the love of his life . “God willing—I would have had more time,” Combs continues. “I look at my life as I got a second chance. I’m on my second mountain.”
Kim Porter passed away on November 18, 2018. She was 46-years-old at the time and reportedly died of complications caused by pneumonia. Porter’s death came as a shock to many including Diddy who has three biological children with the late model and one bonus son whom he considers as his own.
Tragedy has caused Sean Combs to take a step back and close the era better known as “Diddy.” Such a time, according to Combs, was more self-focused and geared towards personal success. Now, Combs aims to uplift others around him while continuing to build his empire.
“[I] was sent here not to just do those things that are kind of rooted in personal success but to be able to transfer to we, and do things that are real change and communal success,” Combs tells Vanity Fair. “My people taking time to feel like it’s all right to love,” the celebrity adds. “Take time to huddle up your tribe, take time to communicate, and know your power. Take time to heal.”
He continues, “I feel like God sent me, God, put on my heart, ‘What’s your purpose?’ I was looking at all these things, it’s preachers and just different people talking about purpose because I was like, man, purpose is something deep. Have I really found my purpose? I know I’m making money and I’m successful and I’m changing the game so called, but is that my purpose? And then I really prayed on it and God told me, ‘Your purpose is to play a part in saving the Black race.’ And then I immediately, I was like, I need to talk to Harry Belafonte.”
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